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alternative multi montior solution to replace usb 3.0 dock

2013-02-13, 18:46 PM

i have a x1 carbon, is there any alternative multi monitor solution for this laptop? i have the usb 3.0 dock and as everyone knows by now, it sucks. ANY suggestions would help! 

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Re: alternative multi montior solution to replace usb 3.0 dock

2013-02-14, 15:55 PM

I too am HIGHLY interested in this.  I have a loaner X1 right now from Lenovo.  I am looking to purchase a solid Win8 touch device very very soon.  

 

I have been trying to figure out, as I don't have the dock, how to hook 2 monitors up to the X1 and have it drive the 2 external + 1 internal.  If that is not possible, than just 2 external would be somewhat acceptable, although it may not be a good experience without touch on the "Metro" monitor.  If you say the USB dock sucks, which was what I figuerd thought I haven't evaluated one, than that is very very bad news :(

 

I am going to need a solution before I can commit to buying one.  As such, I am considering the new E431.  However the new dock for it DOES NOT HAVE DUAL MONITOR outputs?  **bleep**?

 

E431 - http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/thinkpad/thinkpad-edge/e431/

Dock - http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-CES-2013/ThinkPad-OneLink-Dock/td-p/998795

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Re: alternative multi montior solution to replace usb 3.0 dock

2013-02-15, 19:45 PM

Search these forums for the complains on the usb 3.0 dock. They are plentfiul and mine has the same problem as everyone elses. It all of a sudden freezes and i have to unplug replug it back in occasoinally, and also it will just flicker off, everything switches to my laptop monitor then it flicks back on about 5-10 seconds later. There are no consistanceys meaning i cannot find what causes it and it's hardware not software problem. It SUCKS. I am going to mac becaues of it and just run windows on it. Problem is no pointing stick and I HATE touch pad :( 

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Re: alternative multi montior solution to replace usb 3.0 dock

2013-02-21, 21:59 PM

Thanks stackz07

 

BUMP for more feedback.

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Re: alternative multi montior solution to replace usb 3.0 dock

2013-02-22, 3:44 AM

Hi All,

 

Currently the only docking station available for the X1 is ThinkPad USB 2.0 & 3.0.

 

Have you seen Tips for ThinkPad USB 3.0 Docking (0A33970)?

Hope these help.

 

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