06-27-2016 11:52 AM
I have an x1 yoga 20FQ model (i7, 520 integrated). I am coming from a gen1 x1 carbon and had a gen3 x1 carbon as an temporary machine.
On my x1 carbon with the onelink dock (usb 3) I was able to connect 2 external monitors + a 3rd monitor into the mini dp + the laptop built-in display. Essentially I had 4 monitors.
I am surprised that I cannot get the same setup with the x1 carbon gen3 and now with the x1 yoga. One of my next step is test the vga port on the onelink+ dock to see If I can then enable the built-in port.
The x1 yoga and x1 carbon (gen1) intel cpu/gup specs shows that they both support 3 displays. I am thinking the usb dock is the difference maker.
Is this possible on the newer machines?
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06-27-2016 01:10 PM - edited 06-27-2016 01:13 PM
I got all 4 display working with the old dock setup. I installed the thinkpad pro usb 3.0 dock. And installed the driver/software.
The only draw back is that I now have to run 3 cables for power, and display instad of 2.
Sucks that the newer dock for the gen3 and x1 yoga does not support this.
Hope someone will post a way to get this working with the new oneLink+ doc.
07-06-2016 03:08 PM
I am glad you were able to successfully set up a four display configuration.
Think Engineering was able to successfully recreate the scenario of hooking an X1 Yoga up to three additional external displays for a total of four displays. They did this with a X1 Yoga running Windows 10, two external displays hooked up to a ThinkPad USB 3.0 dock, and an additional external monitor hooked up to the X1 Yoga.
The USB 3.0 dock supports a total of four displays, while the design limitation of the OneLink+ remains at three displays, as you discovered. This is due to the extra graphics provided by the USB 3.0 dock.