08-13-2017 09:27 AM
I don't necessesarily need a docking station, but if it only costs a little more than other solutions to drive 2 monitors then I might as well get a docking station.
What should I look for? I see there is a Lenovo part I can get (0A33970) used for $60-$70.
Whatever I get I'd want it to be generic enough to use with other laptops I use.
The other laptop I'd want to use it with also has a Thundrebolt port if that makes a difference. But I think I'd rather have a USB3.0 solution since Thunderbolt is Intel only and I can foresee some AMD Ryzen in my future.
So that Lenovo 0A33970 is a USB3.0 docking station. Does anyone know if this would work with other devices than Lenovo? I'm especially curious about the gigabit ethernet port... is this a real network adapter itself over USB or does it somehow do passthrough to the existing network interface on the laptop?
I'm open to non-lenovo solutions as well.
08-13-2017 09:38 AM