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Recommendation for docking laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by exdillbert, Dec 7, 2017.

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  1. exdillbert

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    I am setting up a home office and need advice on getting the right hardware to dock my laptop so I can remove easily for travel. I am planning to use an adjustable monitor/laptop stand and need something that will allow to connect and disconnect easily. I've got an HP Envy 17M with HDMI, USB and USB-C ports. It looks like I can buy hardware that works off any of the three. I do some video production and want to avoid any lag in graphics processing.
     
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    I found this on the HP forum
    Since there are several models called Envy17, what is the exact model you have so I can check the hardware specs.

    I also read that USB can be problematic so before you buy anything, read the reviews.
     
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    If you only want to connect a Monitor to the Laptop why not just unplug the graphics cable from the Laptop ?
     
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    model: Envy 17m-ae011dx
    I found this on the BestBuy site

    Envy 17m-ae011dx.jpg
     
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    Any of the Lattitude or Precision laptops from Dell support docking. The Lattitudes have either a dedicated docking interface or utilize the USB C connector. The Precisions utilize the USB C connector.

    I had a Lattitude for work which I used on a docking station. It was recently replaced by a Precision which now uses a USB C docking station. Same functionality as the docking station using the dedicated interface for the Lattitude. Will even charge the laptop too.
     
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    Yes, I guess I was over thinking this. With only one monitor that is all I need. I may get a USB hub so I can limit the cords dangling off the sides of the laptop, and a second power cord, but don't need anything else until I add a second monitor.
     
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