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Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2019-09-20, 22:54 PM

I'm getting conflicting information. The dock finder points me to this dock, and so did customer service chat dude. I've tried with two docks (returned first and got replacement). I don't think both are bad. Tried installing drivers from Lenovo. I want this dock to display two external 4k monitors. Anyone else in same boat? 


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Re: Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2019-10-03, 17:35 PM

Hi Jasonnak1! Welcome to our forums community. The ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock is compatible with Thinkpad P53s and you can refer to this link: https://accessorysmartfind.lenovo.com/#/search?categoryL1Name=Docking&categoryL2Names&filters=%7B%7D&keyword=&pageIndex=1&pageSize=40&query=&subSeriesList=22TP2WPP53S&systemId=22TP2WPP53S. As per the PSREF: https://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_P53s, you can have 4k resolution at 60Hz using USB-C and another 4k resolution under 30Hz via HDMI. You can download the driver and firmware of the docking station here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/il/en/solutions/acc100356.

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Re:Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2020-04-07, 21:45 PM

Your link is to a page with multiple Thunderbolt 3 docks listed.  Specifically: 


40ANY230US - 230 Watt

40AN0135US - 135 Watt


So the individual posting has the same question as the rest of the known world.


A question to which Lenovo refuses to provide an answer.


A question for which an answer would save many people frustration.


That is... exactly which Thunderbolt 3 Gen 2 docking station is compatible with the Lenovo p53s?



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Re:Is Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock compatible with ThinkPad P53s?

2020-04-08, 6:40 AM



I do not have a ThinkPad P53s, but I am using a ThinkPad P43s with the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock (Type 40AN).  The P43s is the same generation of device, but with a 14" screen instead of a 15" one


The dock has both 230W and a 135W power supplies plugged into it, using the Ethernet port, the first DisplayPort with a Dell P2416D, and a USB keyboard and mouse.  To connect with, or more specifically, to charge, the P43s, I had to use the rear Thunderbolt 3 port (the one next to the supplemental AC port for when you're using a P5x [non-s] or P7x series) with a Thunderbolt 3 cable from Amazon that supports 100W USB Power Delivery (PD).




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