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What docking station do i require for the W500?

Answer

Thinkpad W500

 

Docking Station Options

Feature list of the dock

Additional Information

Thinkpad Essential Port Replicator

 

  • Convenient buttons for easy system ejection
  • Device ports:
    • Four USB 2.0 ports
    • PS/2 port for mouse
    • VGA analog monitor video port
  • Communication ports - Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) and modem (RJ-11)
  • Cable lock slot physically secures the ThinkPad notebook and ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator.

-There are other Thinkpads that is compatible with this docking option, please refer to the additional information link posted below.

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-61200

Thinkpad Advanced Mini Dock

  • Step-by-step LED's and convenient buttons for easy system ejection
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • PS/2 port for mouse
  • Serial and Parallel ports
  • Audio Ports: Microphone in, headphone out, S/PDIF (digital audio)
  • Video Ports: Dual-Link DVI-D Digital, VGA Analog
    • Allows for two monitors (one digital and one analog) to attach. For more information, go to: ThinkPad Digital Video Interface (DVI) and DVI Pass-Through Support
    • Dual-Link DVI-D Digital support up to 2560 x 1600 resolution
      • The ThinkPad system determines the displayed monitor resolution: 1920 x 1200 or 2560 x 1600
      • A DVI-to-VGA Monitor Adapter is not supported on DVI-D Digital video port.
    • VGA analog supports 1920 x 1200 resolution
  • Communication ports: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) and modem (RJ-11)
  • Integrated key lock and cable lock slot physically secures the ThinkPad system and ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock.
    • The separate key lock, on the side of the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock, secures the ThinkPad to the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock.

 

-There are other Thinkpads that is compatible with this docking option, please refer to the additional information link posted below.

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-61297

Thinkpad Advanced Dock

  • Left corner alignment for easy system attachment
  • Step-by-step LED's and convenient buttons for easy system ejection
  • Ultrabay Enhanced for device expansion - Supports the following bay options:
  • One half-size PCI Express card slot - Supports half-size PCI Express cards, including graphics adapters that enable multi-monitoring
  • Six-in-one media card reader; Supports xD, SD, CompactFlash, Multi Media Card, SmartMedia, and Memory Stick
  • Standard device ports - 5 USB 2.0 ports, 1 PS/2 port for mouse, serial, and parallel (keyboard supported via separately purchased Y cable)
  • Audio Ports - Microphone in, headphone out, S/PDIF (digital audio)
  • Video Ports - DVI-D (digital), VGA (analog) allow for two monitors (one digital and one analog) to attach. For more information, go to: ThinkPad Digital Video Interface (DVI) and DVI Pass-Through
  • Communication ports - Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) and modem (RJ-11)
  • Integrated key lock and cable lock slot physically secures the ThinkPad notebook and ThinkPad Advanced Dock.
    • The separate key lock, on the side of the ThinkPad Advanced Dock, secures the ThinkPad to the ThinkPad Advanced Dock.
  • Integrated power supply - Recharges the ThinkPad system battery while fueling all functions of the ThinkPad Advanced Dock

-There are other Thinkpads that is compatible with this docking option, please refer to the additional information link posted below.

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-61232

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