Having trouble targeting a docking station for a new home office set up. Have three laptops (all different OEMs), all with 3.0 USB and USB-C port options. Have two Asus monitors with HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort ports/options. Looking for extended monitor capability across the two monitors.
Ideally, would have passthrough charging capabilities to avoid having to worry about the chargers, and an on/off toggle on the station as to avoid opening the laptop every time.
Currently use HP USBC Dock G4 at work and I like that; however, all work products are HP, so compatibility is uniform and not a worry.
Welcome thoughts and advice. Thanks!
Thank you for the information.
I am not aware of any docking stations with a power / wake up button, but you could wake the PC up from sleep with a mouse etc. plugged into the docking station.
I would look over the following options, they should meet your other requests with some minor differences between each model:
Greetings, which Micro Center store would you be nearest to? I would just like to make sure when we are making our recommendations they have the items available.
You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions.
Perhaps I misunderstood the specs when I was viewing this item, to clarify it's making you use the USB-C port on the docking station directly to charge? If so you should be able to use a USB-C to USB-C cable to do that.
I know it's a month later, but one thing to keep in mind is that there are laptops with USB-C ports that do NOT use Power Delivery. If your laptop has a proprietary barrel jack (or some other power connector) chances are you're not going to be able to use it with a USB-C power delivery brick.
Thanks for the thoughts everyone! And apologies for the slow reply - have been on travel.
I was able to use the USB-C power adapter for the laptop to create the power inflow for the docking station, so the pass through power charging was good. I was also able to get the displays working fine too, so was finally getting somewhere
The second challenge I ran into was the SD drive was being rejected by government security protocols (no peripheral storage allowed on those systems). I had to return to the Manhattan Dock.
I tried a Kensington simple docking station, but could not get the displays to work.
Its a shame - the two monitors I bought from Microcenter https://www.microcenter.com/product/632681/asus-vg248qez-24-fhd-(1920-x-1080)-144hz-hdmi-dp-dvi-d-3d-vision-ready-led-gaming-monitor do not allow me to recreate my current in-office set up, at the home office (simple display port daisy chain) .
So, back to square one.
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