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Lenovo ThinkPad USB C Dock Gen2 with 60W PD, 4k, 60Hz for PC & Mac $207.2 ($202 with eBay Plus) Delivered @ Lenovo eBay

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Been looking for a doc for my M1 mac. Struggled with adapters not getting 60hz at 4k (all go back to 30hz on philips 4k 40", but screen works fine 4k at 60 hz with surface pro)

Lenovo Gen 2 doc does away with the old VGA ports and has most of the things you need.

USB Type-C (Can't see if this is thunderbolt 40 Gb/s or just USB-c 5 GB/s, since there are USB 3 ports at 10 GB/s listed in the spec, I am assuming Thunderbolt)

HDMI:1

DisplayPort (DP):2

VGA:None

Max Resolution Support:4K UHD

Max Number of Monitors:3 (M1 Mac will be 1)

Monitor and Resolution Support:3840x2160 @60Hz 3840x2160 @60Hz 3840x2160 @60Hz 3840x2160

USB Ports
USB 2.0: 2
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps, 1 x always-on charging): 3
USB-C (10 Gbps, 5V, 3A): 1

Audio In/Out (Combined 3.5mm):1

Ethernet Port/RJ45:1

Wattage (W):90W (Power Delivery 60W)

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  • +5 votes

    They were about $175 on the edu store last week. I held off as it said the availability was 10 weeks. Interesting that they are available on the Ebay store but not on their website.

  • +1 vote

    Any idea if this works the usb-c port on Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon 5th gen? I tried googling and I don't think it does

    • +1 vote

      All the ports should work. The charging ability is the question mark. On your usbc port it should have like a "P" type thing to say it accepts power.

    • +3 votes

      Avoid. Power requirements for X! if you look on the PSU is 65W. This is 60W - it does charge but slowly with so many problems.
      Our SOE is Carbon X1 of various Gens. Most had glitchy graphics swaping when you have more than 1 screen.

      We ended up replacing them all with the Thunderbolt Gen 2 ($4xx tho) version with 135W and across office of 60 staff - zero problems.

      • +1 vote

        Ditto here. We have a mix of X1 and T480 laptops, and these had no end of trouble. We also went to a dock with a higher wattage PSU and most of the problems went away. It’s also important to install the latest USB 3 and Thunderbolt drivers to ensure maximum compatibility, which is something else we learnt the hard way.

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        Thanks for the info :)

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    I would have jumped the ship if it was Thunderbolt 3.

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      Shortage atm. 6 weeks wait from Lenovo.

  • +2 votes
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    Has anyone tried this with an HP Spectre x360 with 3 4k screens? I have the Dell D6000 Universal dock and have been having it work intermittently, randomly, with an ultrawide and 2 X 1080s.

    • +1 vote

      Please check the spec. sheet link provided by Tzeeman…

      Maximum Video Output for ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2:

      2 x 4K @ 60 Hz
      3 x 1080p @ 60 Hz

    • +1 vote

      Most likely because it isn't supplying enough power (the dock) You should go for something that is over 100W to get better performance, and it also isn't thunderbolt and only displaylink. I would think your laptop requires a 65W charger, therefore the dock will struggle to charge and output 3 4K displays. You will either need to get a better dock or use your barrel charger when using the dock to not get the display drop outs.

      Supports up to three 4K displays or a single 5K display
      Four USB 3.0 ports
      One USB-C port
      Speaker output
      Combo audio
      Gigabit Ethernet
      Kensington Lock Slot
      Charges up to 65W laptop via USB-C

      • +1 vote

        Ok, thank you. I'll give that a go

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    Is there any good portable USB-C hub that works well with drives above 2TB for the M1? I found that the hub I’m currently using cannot power up my 4TB portable drives but have no problem with my 2TB ones.

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      You will need a power supply to power a 4TB hdd. The M1 isn't capabale to power such a high capacity drive.

      • +1 vote

        Seriously?????

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          I would need to know what external drive you have to be able to give you a 100% accurate answer. However the M1 only supports 1 external display, so I would assume I cannot power a 4TB drive.

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            @Sean8802: I have a 4TB portable Seagate Backup Plus. Seems the only way is to use a powered dock but I’m concerned about the issues with bricked M1s due to PD docks.

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    This has a power supply. I assume you wouldn't need a separate power supply into the laptop if you connect the USB C to the Laptop

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      Correct

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      Provided your laptop supports that, yes

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    Question with these hubs. If 60W PD isn't enough, can I have this connected as normal (using its power supply for USB devices), and also have my laptop connected with its original power supply?

    • +2 votes

      That should be fine, but 60W should be plenty to charge any laptop, albeit slower than the original charger might, unless you are absolutely hammering the CPU.

      • +1 vote

        That’s okay for a standard laptops, but if you have a high spec laptop like Dell Precision, Lenovo T/P/W series etc, than 60w is not enough. Usually, they will require a 130W power brick. And it won’t even charge with a 60W one.

        • +1 vote

          I guess i was assuming that anyone using a workstation replacement laptop like those would already have specced up a high end thunderbolt dock to use with them rather than picking up a random Lenovo USB-C Ozbargain deal. I was more thinking your average up to 95W laptop.

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            @Arsenal: That’s why we’re here mate - to grab a cheaper deal. No real bargain to pay full price.

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            @Arsenal: I've bumped into more than a few people who don't unfortunately (there's actually quite a few people in the engineering space who require high spec laptops for work but are fantastically computer illiterate). They will take a statement like "any laptop" quite literally. How reasonable it is to do that is probably an open ended discussion not worth getting into.

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          I run a T series off one just fine (T14s to be precise). Its not the series specifically, its whether they are regular 15W U-series (intel) or the equivalent Ryzen processors which are 95% of the market. The 45W H-series processors e.g. Dell XPS 15 (not 13) will be the problem.

          Basically if your laptop comes with a 65W charger you will be fine.

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        Great! Thanks!

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      Sure you can do it. If you have a high spec laptop that requires more than 60W, you can easily use its original power brick and that dock for additional monitors and/or USB devices.

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        Great! Thanks!

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    Have one of these for my E14 and I love it.

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    Pretty sure these are the units we bought at work with 6 or so laptops when covid hit. The docks have been terrible. I think all but 1 we had replaced under warranty.

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    I use this for Surface Pro

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    I used this on Dell laptop, charging and display to 2x monitors from USBC port without issue.

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    We use these at work (except the model with USB A backup) and they are decent. Just make sure to update to the latest driver and firmware as there's an issue with network connection dying while using Ethernet during Teams/Zoom calls.

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    We have hundreds of the gen 1's at work, plus hundreds more of HP's and Dell's. The Lenovo's are by far the worst for screens not displaying, mouse and keyboard drop outs etc. But for the price its still fine for occasional use at home.

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    I use this with my 16 inch MacBook Pro. Just be aware that if you have two external displays, connected via DisplayPort, it will not support different display streams to those two monitors and it will only be one stream i.e. the two external monitors connected via display port will display the same picture. You can still extend your display, so that your MacBook screen shows one picture, and the external monitors show another, however the monitors will mirror each other no matter what. This is because macOS does not support DisplayPort multi stream.

    I believe that if you connect one monitor via HDMI, and another monitor via DisplayPort, it should work alright - do your own research. Otherwise on my Windows Laptop, it works as intended since windows supports DisplayPort multi stream.

    In terms of charging my MacBook Pro, charging is obviously slower than the 96watt apple MacBook charger. If you do anything energy intensive, then it may lose charge.

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      I’ve had a few problems with this dock and integrated graphics on the 13” MacBook Pro (TouchBar).

      It uses some sort of display recording software (displaylink) to mirror the output to an external screen that uses a heap of resources - the MacBook gets super hot, cpu at 100% and fan blowing.

      Similar issue: https://support.plugable.com/t/high-cpu-on-macos-catalina-wi...

      I haven’t bothered hooking it up again with big sur, but I’d recommend anyone to stay away from USB c docks unless it’s a tactical solution.

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    I don't need a dick, just a USB-C to USB-A hub. Any recommendations?