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Coupled this with my new Lenovo PC recently, worked perfectly.Small compact size, also charges PC at same time which is a must for me. Please note that for multi screen application, it has HDMI and Display Port, no VGA oir DVI, but you can buy a adapter cable if needed as i did, DVI to Display port, not costly under $20.00. High recomend this product.
I purchased this Docking station to be used with my main gaming laptop (a MSI Apache with Ubuntu). Plugged into the USB-C port, the Docking station loses connection every 1-2 seconds, and I was only able to get sound to work reliably. Plugged into any USB-A port (using a USB-C to USB-A cord) I was able to get sound and USB ports to work, but none of the video out (HDMI or DisplayPort), or Ethernet. This turned into a very expensive USB hub. I'll be returning the Docking station.
I use it in conjunction with my Razer Advanced 15 (mid-2019?) an PopOS! 19.04 running kernel 5.3.
- Ethernet is detected as a r8152 without issue. - All USB and both Display Ports work. - I have not tried the HDMI port but I imagine it works fine. - Headphone jack works and is detected as a USB sound device (snd_usb_audio)
PopOs/Ubuntu/Linux detect the display port monitors but won't send a signal if the laptop is using Hybrid or the laptops integrated Intel graphics. I needed to switch to the Nvidia card to get the displays to work. The USB ports and the Ethernet still function while using Hybrid or Intel, just not the display ports.
I still use the external power adapter on my laptop because of it's power consumption and haven't enabled or tried charging via the thunderbolt port. Image it would work though.
A great value for the money. Well-made with a solid feel. Works flawlessly with an HP laptop and a 4k monitor. Windows has drivers for it and installs them automatically, but I also installed the one from Lenovo just in case. USB-C connection also charges the laptop, so now it is the only one cable connected to the laptop.
It's suppose to be easy to install ... You connect the wires on the laptop and it works. The screens doesn't work at all, not even 1 connected and doesn't matter which port. It's compatible with the laptop, I downloaded softwares, updates, drivers, read the blog, asked support from IBM/Lenovo. They sent me a brand new item, still the same problem. When you keep reading online regarding this unit, a lot of people they are having the same issue. DO NOT buy, I'm telling you there's way easier and cheaper docking out there.
Works well enough, not as seamless as a TB3 dock. Due to bandwidth limitations with USB-C, has issues if using older monitors that do not support the latest HDMI/DP standards. Make sure to do your research into the Lenovo compatibility charts and specifications.