Looking for a docking station that supports 2x 4k60hz monitors

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by KarsusTG, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. KarsusTG

    KarsusTG 2[H]4U

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    Since I am on campus 12 or more hours in or between classes on several days I was thinking seriously about replacing one of my desktops with a desktop replacement laptop I can take to class. When I used to travel 200+ days a year I had a dell laptop which had a docking station I could keep in my office. Just toss the laptop on when I was there and use the keyboard/mouse, full monitor, and printer/scanner. I didn't even have to open the laptop, just treat it as a tower.

    I was trying to find something similar for a laptop capable of actually doing cad and heavy compiling but was coming up short. The closest thing I could find was this, which uses a thunderbolt port and also a usb port with an adapter? I want to be able to utilize my two 4k60hz monitors. Do any of you have experience with these or similar docking stations that don't suck? I have a Targus one I paid $200 for several years ago and it was simply terrible. Trying to not make that mistake again.
     
  2. Machupo

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    I don't have the displays to test it, but the Dell TB16 that I have allegedly will do dual 3840x2160 @ 60Hz (according to its manual) if they are DP/mDP/Type-C monitors.
     
  3. KarsusTG

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    I looked that up and it does seem to support them. It is much cheaper too. I can't find out if it is for dell laptops only though. A lot of it's features say (latitude series only) and things like that. And it comes with a 240w power supply which is awesome.
     
  4. Machupo

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    It works for powerbooks if you do a little scripting to get around the Apple walled garden bs. That leads me to believe it works for a wide range of laptops as long as they conform to type-C standards. May be wrong though, lol.
     
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