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Dual Monitors and Docking Stations

by MABraun / October 5, 2010 9:15 AM PDT

Hello,
I am looking to buy a universal docking station for my XPS Studio 16 and I want to be able to have two monitors (both HD) hooked up to my dock with HD outputs. Every universal dock I have seen has only one display output. Do I have to manually connect a second display to my laptop every time I sit down? Or is there a way to set this up so I only have to plug in my USB to the dock? Thank you for any help you can give.

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None made.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 5, 2010 9:36 AM PDT

For this to be universal there would have a be a standard that allows such a thing.
Bob

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None made...
by MABraun / October 5, 2010 9:12 PM PDT

So basically, since they do not make a docking station that works with the XPS Studio 16, I am out of luck? No splitters or anything of the like that will help? Guess it kind of surprises me that no one has come up with a solution for this.

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No surprise.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2010 1:12 AM PDT
In reply to: None made...

You asked for universal but without a standard there isn't such.

Did you look at the SIDECAR at http://www.digitaltigers.com/sidecar.asp ?

It fails your requirements but hits a few of them.

Let's try this another way. Have you seen ANY system that does what you want? What was it?
Bob

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Re: None made...
by kareyjt / May 17, 2012 5:54 PM PDT
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Yikes. USB 3.0?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2012 3:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: None made...

If you've been following USB 3.0 issues, you would not do this without some assurance of a full refund.

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I know one that works...
by kkeci / September 4, 2012 12:10 PM PDT

There are two that I'm aware of. The Startech model mentioned in this thread, and the Toshiba Dynadock U3.0.
They look almost exactly the same. I have had success with the Toshiba model with an Asus ultrabook, though you'll have to update the drivers for it to be acceptable. The dock has both DVI and HDMI ports, and it's very poor for gaming if that's what you're going for. Availability of both docks is an issue right now.

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