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X230 docking options

2012-11-08, 11:53 AM

@Lead was kind enough to point out the Ultrabase as an option for docking the X230. I was using an extra 433830U mini-dock I bought for my W520.

 

I suppose the new 433815U with USB 3.0 might be a good choice with the X230.

 

I'm able to drive two external monitors off the mini-dock. It appears to me that the Ultrabase has but one Displayport connector.

 

Does anyone have a recommendation of one over the other (Ultrabase vs. mini-dock)?

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Re: X230 docking options

2012-11-08, 15:44 PM
the only reason why you would get the ultrabase now is to get the ultrabay drives. If you don't need that then mini dock series 3 is a better choice.
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Re: X230 docking options

2013-02-07, 13:15 PM

I have a 4 month old X230T, i7 running Windows 7.  To get dual monitors I purchased the Lenovo 3.0 Dock, Model DU9019D1.  Afteer I loaded the supplied drivers from the included CD I got the Blue Screen of Death.  The only way out was a restore point I had manually created prior to loading those drivers. Lenovo Tech Support in Atlanta was unable to assist with this issue so I am returning the Dock and will purchase it again only AFTER Lenovo:

1. On the supplied CD changes the software so a restore point is AUTOMATICALLY created before the driver load starts; and

2. Makes the drivers compatible with the X230T.

This is a request to Lenovo, and a warning to others about the Lenove 3.0 Dock. 

 

 

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