I just bought a X1 Carbon 5th generation. My initial impressions are very favourable, except for one issue that hopefully isn't a show-stopper - how do I plug my monitors and power into the machine at same time?
I have two 4K monitors with DisplayPort inputs (without USB-C charging). I chose the X1 Carbon since I believed the two USB-C ports could each drive a monitor.
But, I'm surprised to note one of these ports is needed for supplying power from adapter too!
How can I connect two 4K monitors (@ 60 Hz) while also supplying power to the laptop?
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I suggest you try and find an adapter-cable and hook the 2nd monitor up to your HDMI port, such as these:
https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/ ... r-4k~HD2DP
https://www.amazon.com/gofanco-DisplayP ... GN8KKVP7C1
https://www.amazon.com/SIIG-DisplayPort ... GN8KKVP7C1
OTOH, Lenovo probably wants you to spend more money and buy a dock:
Check out The Boardroom for Parts, Mods and Other Services.
Must admit I find it a very strange design choice that plugging the laptop into power would lose a monitor output!
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