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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎08-26-2017
Location: US
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Thinkpad X and Dock for Multiple Monitors


I have been using a Lenovo T430s for a few years, and docking to 3 external monitors.


After many initial setup difficulties, this works well but the system can only handle 1920 x 1080.


Also, I miss the smaller size of my X201.


Can someone please explain the multiple monitor possibilities for the latest X series Thinkpads?


Ideally, I would like to run 3 (not just 2) at a higher resolution than 1920 x 1080.


However, it would also be interesting to know if I might run only 2, but at 4k?


Or only 2, but two of the new Samsung ultrawide gaming monitors?


Thanks for ideas.

Token Ring
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Registered: ‎08-24-2016
Location: DE
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Re: Thinkpad X and Dock for Multiple Monitors

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I think this will be the best solution.....

Dell Universal Dock - D6000

Max Resolution: 5120 × 2880....



Product Type
Universal Dock
3.1" / 78mm
6.6" / 168mm
1.2" / 30mm
0.84 lb / 380g
Enclosure Color
Security slot
Kensington slot
Power Delivery (PD) Profile
Up to 65W Dell/Non-Dell laptop (5V/9V/15V/19.5V @ 3A)
Data Link Protocol
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Expansion / Connectivity
  • 1 x USB Type C
  • 1 x display / video - HDMI
  • 2 x display / video - DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB host
  • 3 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • 1 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with PowerShare
  • 1 x USB Type C with PowerShare
  • 1 x headphones / speakers
Cables Included
Dell Universal Dock – D6000 (with USB-C cable and USB-A adapter attached)
130W AC Adapter
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Power Device
Power adapter
Power Provided
130 Watt
System Requirements
OS Required
Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32/64bit) or later
System Requirement (Recommended)
PC’s equipped with USB3.0 or USB-C port
DisplayLink Driver installation
Refer user guide for details of system specs requirement
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support
Limited warranty - 1 year
Compatibility Information
Designed For
Quick Specs
Product Type
Universal Dock
Docking Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
3.1 in x 6.6 in x 1.2 in
0.84 lb / 380g
Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Power adapter 130 Watt
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year warranty
Designed For
Inspiron 14 7460, 15 7567 Gaming; Latitude 12 5285, 12 5289 2 In 1, 13 3380, 3189, 3379, 3480, 3580, 5280, 5480, 5580, 7280, 7480; Vostro 14 5468, 15 3568, 15 5568; XPS 13 9365 2-in-1
Video Resolution (Max)
Single Display
5120 x 2880 @ 60Hz (Dual DP required)
Dual Display
3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz (DP) + 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz (DP/HDMI)
Triple Display
3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz (DP) + 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz (DP/HDMI) + 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz (DP/HDMI)
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎08-26-2017
Location: US
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Re: Thinkpad X and Dock for Multiple Monitors



Thank you, but I was hoping to keep everything Lenovo, and to use the Lenovo docking stations.


I also use multiple accessories and external audio, so the ability to quickly "click" in and out of the dock and synch with everything is what I need, or it defeats the convenience of using a laptop to drive my desktop.


Again, I have been able to use a T430s (with the NVIDIA upgrade) to drive 3 external monitors at 1920 x 1080 but fear it may need replacing soon.


What I have not been able to find out from either Lenovo or NVIDIA is the following:


1) Can I get a smaller, lighter Lenovo Thinkpad and still drive 3 external monitors at 1920 x 1080?  


(For example, an X series Thinkpad)


2) Or I am stuck with a 14" Thinkpad, can I at least get a better native screen and / or drive 3 screens at higher resolution than 1920 x 1080?


(Here there has been some speculation that the successor to the T430s cant even do what I am already doing - that the newer T430s equivalent can only drive two monitors??)


3) Or if God forbid I have to get an even bigger and heavier Thinkpad (Whether 15" or 17") can I drive say, three x 4K external monitors?  Or 3x the latest generation of the ultra wide "gaming" monitors by Samsung or LG?


Again, would like to use the docks as offered by Lenovo.


Thanks for any further clarity.



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