02-06-2018 05:59 PM
I've only seen older threads on this so I think a 2018 thread is in order.
As soon as the Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd gen machines are available, I will want to drive 2 external monitors. One is 1600 x 1200 and the other is 2560 x 1440.
In some of the CES announcements I heard about an Nvidia external docking station with "lightning" or something related to USB-C but augmented. I cannot find the information again, and someone who just visited me said that has been available for the 2nd generation version.
So is there an "obvious choice" for what to do to connect to ethernet, to printers, etc., and also drive those two screens? Sounds like the new Intel graphics on the Kaby Lake machines will be able to go to a higher resolution externally, but I want to consider the best option given that I have some additional expense budget this year!
03-16-2018 03:59 PM
I think you're thinking of the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock, which has a Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card embedded inside.
This article has a bunch of information on it:
It's not cheap at $400, but the normal Thunderbolt 3 docks are about $270.
03-16-2018 05:07 PM
Take a look at this thread...
In it, I share my experience with both the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock and the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock as a docking team for my ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 2.
I think that thread should answer some of your questions. I also have some pictures up on my Amazon review at
Hope that helps and enjoy your new rig!
03-16-2018 05:21 PM
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