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T440p | Best portable dockstations

#1 Post by uni_0n » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:07 am

Hi everyone.
I wonder if someone got have the sheet with all compatible portable dockstations for ThinkPad T440p-model.

I was a little disappointed with the limitations of my "native" compatible USB 3.0 UltraDock. I have two monitors at my workplace, 1080p and 1440p ultrawide. But the small thing that the resolution of a second monitor is limited when using both ports of the docking station (HDMI and DP). You can look at those limitations at the picture under my post.
I am forced to display the image on the second monitor via DP from docking station and on 1080p through mDP from laptop- In principle, it's okay... Two wires is not that hard :D

But I would like to know all the suitable portable docking stations for the T440p. Which could surpass the ultra docking station, maybe?
Im not looking for work dockstations, i mean big types one.

But! I have another question about one interested modern dockstation from Lenovo. I have not heard about its work on the old ThinccPads models :o . It is called Lenovo ThinkPad Hybrid Dock USB-C with USB-A stick.
Does anyone know if it will work on T440p?

It is a bit sad that Lenovo could not make a OneLink port for T440p. This would be the dream of my life :lol:


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Re: T440p | Best portable dockstations

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:57 am

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Re: T440p | Best portable dockstations

#3 Post by dr_st » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:18 am

uni_0n wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:07 am
But! I have another question about one interested modern dockstation from Lenovo. I have not heard about its work on the old ThinccPads models :o . It is called Lenovo ThinkPad Hybrid Dock USB-C with USB-A stick.
Does anyone know if it will work on T440p?
Yes, it will. All these USB docks are just glorious USB hubs with DisplayLink display adapters. They can extend beyond the native displays supported by your computer, and they are standard-compliant, which means they should work on any machine once the drivers are installed. The downside is that they are limited by the USB 3.0 bandwidth and use CPU cycles to process the video (because that's how USB works).
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Re: T440p | Best portable dockstations

#4 Post by uni_0n » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:49 am

dr_st wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:18 am
Yes, it will. All these USB docks are just glorious USB hubs with DisplayLink display adapters. They can extend beyond the native displays supported by your computer, and they are standard-compliant, which means they should work on any machine once the drivers are installed. The downside is that they are limited by the USB 3.0 bandwidth and use CPU cycles to process the video (because that's how USB works).
Dude. That sounds so cool. I think it's worth to try then. Of course, that docking station requires a large power supply compared to mine 65W USB 3.0 UltraDock.
But given the used ones, they cost almost like my T440p in a poor configuration. So i have to fork out :lol:
X220 i7-2640M/HD3000/16GB/480GB/HD IPS
-- Enough tired of that heatsink-war...
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Re: T440p | Best portable dockstations

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:20 am

The Ultra Dock 40A2 offers 3 monitors!
It can take 65W/90W/135W power supplies.
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/prod ... tion-links
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Re: T440p | Best portable dockstations

#6 Post by dr_st » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:28 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:20 am
The Ultra Dock 40A2 offers 3 monitors!
It can take 65W/90W/135W power supplies.
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/prod ... tion-links
I know, but he said:
uni_0n wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:07 am
Im not looking for work dockstations, i mean big types one.
(I also missed it at first)
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