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sagostini
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ThinkPad Pro Dock, ThinkPad Ultra Dock, or ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock - External Monitors

I have a simple question,

 

Can I run 2 external monitors using the Ultrabase series 3 with the X230 docked and the lid open? 

My goal is to be able to see basically 3 displays. The main one would be the laptop and the other two extended monitors connected to the dock stations. One connected with VGA cable and the other with display port cable.

 

Any help is appreciated. 

 

Sebastiano

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Re: ThinkPad Pro Dock, ThinkPad Ultra Dock, or ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock - External Monitors

The X230 can support this configuration from memory.
Regards,

Jin Li

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sagostini
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Re: ThinkPad Pro Dock, ThinkPad Ultra Dock, or ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock - External Monitors

Hello Sir,I have tried several times with some x230 laptops and dockstations but I was not able to make it work.

Can you provide some more details? 

I took a screenshot and here below is what I got.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqm8qktwgq2fhra/dual%20monitor%20with%20lid%20open%20x230.PNG?dl=0

 

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Re: ThinkPad Pro Dock, ThinkPad Ultra Dock, or ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock - External Monitors

It was my understanding that you could get a maximum of 2 displays total.  That was the most I could get.


Rich


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Re: ThinkPad Pro Dock, ThinkPad Ultra Dock, or ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock - External Monitors

You can definitely get 2 external + 1 internal. This is the configuration that i tested using the series 3 plus dock several years ago.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lead_org/8811348668

I remember testing this configuration on the Ultrabase series 3 about a year ago and i think it worked from memory. But since i am in China right now travelling for work, i don't have the machine or the dock with me to test this particular configuration.

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft

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