Lenovo ThinkPad Pro Docking Station - docking station - 2 x DP
2 x DP
for ThinkPad A285 20MW
20MX; A485 20MU
20MV; P52s 20LB
20LC; T480 20L5
20L6; T480s 20L7
20L8; T580 20L9
20LA; X1 Carbon (6th Gen) 20KG
20KH; X280 20KE
The innovative side connector of the ThinkPad Pro Docking Station, designed exclusively for ThinkPad notebooks, provides a driver-free way to connect conveniently and securely to a range of USB accessories and external displays, while rapid charging support and a mirrored power button make it easy to disconnect and go. Designed for large enterprise environments, ThinkPad Pro Docking Station supports PXE book, wake on LAN, and MAC address pass-through, simplifying asset management for IT managers. Painstakingly designed and extensively tested, ThinkPad Pro Docking Station provides a seamless docking experience to enhance productivity and convenience.
Lenovo ThinkPad Pro Docking Station - docking station - 2 x DP is rated3.76 out of5 by38.
Rated 5 out of 5 byBobo from No VGA connector?Had to buy a new monitor! VGA not supported. Although there seems to be a model that does.
Date published: 2019-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJuan from ThinkPad DockThey are very easy to install and seems to be a good product.
Date published: 2019-07-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMatty p from Does its job wellGreat product. Allows me to turn my laptop to a 2+ screen desktop [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMHNZ from Yes! Great Docking Solution for X1 Carbon 6th GenFinally, a horizontal docking station for the X1 Carbon 6th Gen. I'm in IT field and this dock is seamless. We use various type of docks in my field of work and this is by far the easiest to use. I'm used to the T460 horizontal docks and they got this one just right. I have 2 of these docks one for home and one for work. A little bit tricky the first few times you try to dock your X1 6th Gen, but you get used to it rather quickly.
Date published: 2018-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLegionIT from Like the dock feelNot happy with all the sick cable docks that coming along with the slimmer laptops.Really appreciate that lenovo understands the "click in" style dock format for business use is 100x better/ more reliable/ ease of use .I wish there was a fan built in ( or a new dock that has the added as option) to help with heat dissipation , these new processor's run hot [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byOrang from Doesn't work - and I'm not the only oneDocked the laptop and none of the ports work - great job Lenovo. Found out on line that this is quite common. Why sell a docking station that doesn't work?
Date published: 2019-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDarrenH from Good docking station, but some issues with Linux.For linux there seem to be a few issues - 3k x1.5k resolution works via HDMI but not DP for some reason, but lower resolutions seem OK. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJames108227 from Good docking stationA little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it is very easy to use. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJJS13 from Nicely designed Docking station with Heat IssuesThe docking station is nicely designed, easy to use. It makes a satsifying click when you connect your thinkpad. Primary problem is I think it blocks a vent. When you dock it, after awhile the fan turns on and it gets fairly hot.
Date published: 2018-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBusiness User from Extremely ConvenientI bought this work my desk at work and it has really enhanced my setup. Drop my laptop in, push in the connector and I am up and running. Added to how fast the computer boots up and speed from zero to working is super short. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRicardoC from Don't assume that DisplayPort = HDMI Like me.running a busy real estate sales office, me and my team are always on the go. We love the ability to quickly dock and un-dock from our peripherals with a simple flip of the switch. One thing we didn't know before we bought them was they don't support HDMI. While this may not be a problem to enterprise clients to whom this is more likely to purchase them, everything we use in our SMB office is HDMI. Now the only trouble we are having is finding out of the port replicators for the DisplayPorts are dual mode or if we will need to purchase active adapters.
Date published: 2019-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byA Reviewer from FailedWhen trying to lock the laptop in, you need to put a lot of force to lock in. I felt like I was going to brake something. After a week when I moved my desk to a new location, the dock stopped functioning. My screens wouldn't come back up. A tech looked at the setup and checked cords. No power was going to the dock anymore. A week is too short a time for a failure. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCyberGuy from Very good. Takes some fiddlingTested this with my X1 Carbon (6th Gen). After docking, the unit works as expected with no issues. The only strange thing is that there is not a clear indicator of the optimal positioning for the laptop. I always end up fiddling with it until it snaps in the right place. I am not sure if this is a function of the machine begin so light as I never experienced this when I had the X230 or the T460.Other than this small detail the unit is solid. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMarkZ from Excellent docking stationDocking station allows me to replace a desktop and be able to take my laptop on the go [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byebogue from Awesome product!I received this product about 2 weeks ago and I love it. As a college student I am always on the go and need my laptop to be charged and ready. It is so nice to be able to simply lift the laptop off the docking station and have it fully charged. The other plus is that I don't have to constantly plug in and unplug my other power cord. It can just stay in my backpack for emergencies. I was afraid at first that there would be a large chance of breaking the charger portion that slides out to hook into the computer but the product has such exceptional design that it won't allow hook ups to slide out unless the laptop is fully seated on the docking station. Great design and such a small footprint. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGraves from Sturdy and to the pointI have been using this docking station with my X1 carbon for about a week now and loving every bit of it. It is built very well and I can see using this for years to come. It has 1 USB C port, 3 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 2 Display ports, 1 3.5 mm stereo/mic, 1 gigabit ethernet port and 1 lock slot with 2 keys. I have not used the lock slot yet but have used these in the past and assume it to be the same.All the ports work as expected and the desktop setup looks much cleaner with this. I do however wish that this docking station had ports for HDMI and probably VGA too. I have a few monitors with VGA connectors lying around that work great. If you have external monitors with Display port or don't mind investing a little more in compatible converter type cables then it works like a charm. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAlexK from ONe of the best and last docking solutions out there.Unfortunatly most laptop manufacturers have embraced the USB3 cord dock to a Universal docking station where Lenovo has stuck with the traditional dock concept but utilizes the USB3 ports (yes both of the ports on the laptop to dock) to transfer all port functions of the laptop to the docking station. It's a pretty slick docking solution and only once has the multi screen HDMI connections lost their connectivity requiring a reboot. I would suggest this docking solution over a Universal USB3 cable dock due to the simplicity of the dock procedure- no cables to mess with.
Date published: 2018-07-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byecolson from My dock suddenly stopped workingMy dock suddenly stopped working and had to re-order a new one. It takes a little practice to dock your laptop into its slots too - not easy.
Date published: 2018-08-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLincolnX from ThinkPad Pro DockingEasy to set up and use. No issues or struggle with getting computer to dock.
Date published: 2019-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byjackie1990 from Great association for the ThinkPad X1CI bought this 2 weeks ago for my office use and found it is a great one for my Thinkpad X1C 2018. I have my Thinkpad w540 working for years and it's heavy to carry on, so I bought the x1c a year ago. X1C is good, but I just need more USB-A port for my phone charging, to connect my USB drive, to connect my external keyboard and mouse(you may say it is not necessary, but I did need that). So this docker works perfectly for me.There are 2 HDMI ports, 5 USB-A port, and 1 USB type c port, even one for wired internet port, I guess someone just liked to be wired in the office.Put my x1c on it and lock it, nothing wired, just start to work. And it lifted the X1C a little up, which is good for typing, it makes my arm comfortable.Highly recommend for this docker for your office use, it is great to have. this docker just works perfectly with my x1c 2018. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byShenobi from Nifty Accessory That's Better for Office UseThis docking station would actually make a nice addition an office work station. It saves the hassle of having to connect and disconnect the laptop from the all the ports. For at home use, unless you are planning on moving around your apartment a lot with your laptop, it marginally increases functionality. I will say, one of the nicer things about it is that it adds a bit of an angle to the laptop (as seen in the pictures) that makes typing a bit easier. With the myriad of ports in the back, I would highly recommend this for multi monitor users in an office setting. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBluehornet75 from Its pretty goodI am using this with my new Carbon X1. Only 4 stars because it doesn't include the HDMI port in the replicator. There is still plenty of room to plug in your HDMI cable so it works and keeps it out of the way nice, just an additional item to unplug.
Date published: 2018-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMikaph from Upgrade to firmware required.This Docking Station works well once the firmware is upgraded. It requires changing some BIOS settings which aren't documented. I had to find the modification in ThinkPad forums. Once installed it runs 2 monitors, one is a 4K 36", quite nicely. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bypoly from This product has great featuresExcellent product, small - not bulky and it works quite fast.
Date published: 2019-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySFAC from No Good for T480sIs supposedly compatible with T480s. Video and network work fine, but USB ports do not. No keyboard and no mouse makes it worthless. Dock firmware updater doesn't even see the dock is there... :(
Date published: 2018-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMortly from I expect more for what they charge for these!The power cord does not fit well causing the multi screen displays to not function properly. Wiggle the power cord and it comes back to life. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMingy425 from Painless for those on the go!Lots of output and input options. 135W power supply. Connection to the dock made via side ports vs bottom as in previous models. You do need to push the latch with a harder nudge than might expect. One bonus of the dock, is securing the base when opening the lid without lifting the unit. Planning on purchase a separate monitor soon with elevated stand for the laptop. Lenovo has some pretty decent options. This is docked to a 6th Gen Carbon X1. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byFaithfulThinkpadUser from For the love of God why did y'all make it worse!?As others have mentioned, you have to line this up perfectly before you can engaged the slide mechanism. I have spent up to 10 minutes at times to get it back on the dock. What is wrong with you lenovo? This thing is so expensive and does not work as well as the old docks where you just click it in. I regret buying this but the Thinkpad I have is a dream to use and needed a docking solution. I had an older thinkpad and dock station and never had any issues. Didn't think anything of it when I ordered this redesign but it SUCKS! But once it finally slides in it works as it should. I still haven't figured out when I'm putting it in perfectly or not. It seems to change every time and I'm just reluctant to take it off the dock unless I have to. DO NOT BUY THIS! And I hope Lenovo offers a replacement program for all of us who trusted them in buying this thing with a better one!One thing to note. I bought the bigger extended battery for my thinkpad that sticks out a bit. The dock has a recessed tray to accommodate the size but I've noticed I have slightly better luck clicking my laptop in when I take the battery out.
Date published: 2018-10-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byWasnt taken from Easy to use, ships super fast!Excellent product. I use it daily, easy to connect and remove. I do have to wake both monitors with a hot key combo sometimes. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDisappointedUser99 from DisplayPort ProblemsI’ve had nothing but trouble using this docking station with DisplayPort monitors. Sometimes they don’t work at all, sometimes one works, most of the time it flickers off and on. And since it doesn’t include an hdmi output I have to add a cord to the side of the laptop to get a reliable display.
Date published: 2018-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byNonProfitITGuy from Worst Lenovo dock ever..I have been using Lenovo/IBM laptops and their hardware docking stations for the past 15 years. I was excited when my first T580 and its associated docking station arrived. I took a peak at the new hardware and then passed it off to my assistant to install and configure for the user who it was going to. An hour later, she calls to tell me that I must have bought the wrong dock, because it will not connect. I checked the dock and I could not get it to connect either. At first I thought I maybe had a dock that was DOA. I grabbed another dock and we had the same problem. The USB-C connection was stuck in the locked position. After much frustration I discovered that if you do not have the laptop and docking station lined up perfectly, the USB-C connection will not engage. Unfortunately there is no way to tell if you have everything lined up. Unless you want your users to be very frustrated, avoid this dock. How it made it out of the design stage is beyond me.
Date published: 2018-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byoptyks from Will not output to two monitorsI'm using a Lenovo T480s computer in this dock and it will not output via two Displayport to two Lenovo Thinkvision monitors. Our IT team said they have received a large number of complaints about this dock. I will return the dock if I can find a different option for my computer.
Date published: 2019-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDelroy from Docking made easyBeing a techie and programmer who works both from home and in office, having a docking station lets me easily transition between both environments, allowing me to have the creature comforts I have grown accustomed to in the office.The ThinkPad Pro Docking Station is the perfect companion to my 6 generation X1 carbon and makes docking and undocking the X1 seamless and painless. The setup is simple and quite straightforward. I was able to get it out of the box and my PC docked in less than 5 minutes. No manual required! It comes loaded with all the connection options you need for modern peripherals, including 2 DisplayPorts which allows you to connect dual external monitors. If you have an older monitor as I do then you can get an inexpensive cable to convert from HDMI to DisplayPort.I love typing on my X1 keyboard and this docking station does not take away from the experience. As a matter of fact, I find that it compliments experience by elevating the keyboard just right. I would highly recommend this unit for both office and home. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byParisE from Great docking stationGreat docking station, easy to dock/undock, high quality material, and all necessary connections. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byLauraU from Easy to set upI was worried that this would be hard to set up that i actually waited a few days after I received it. So i finally decided to open the box and set it up. it took less than 10 minutes and now I have a really good set up at home that makes it easy for me to work from home and not have to commute to work [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byknks64 from Well made docking StationI received this docking station 4 days ago, and was just able to set it up in my office today. I'm using this with my 2018 Lenovo X1 Carbon that I purchased in August of 2018. When I purchased the X1 this docking station was not available at that time, so I purchased a standalone Lenovo docking station that connected to the X1 via USB Type C. That docking station worked just fine, however it took up more space on my desktop than I wanted. With this new docking station the X1 mounts over a large portion of it, and it saves space on my desk. I'm able to bundle up all of the cables, and it just looks much better. It comes with a keyed lock on the left side that allows you to lock the laptop to the docking station, and then you can put a cable lock on both. This would be handy if I worked in an office with other co-workers, however I work out of my home, so I probably won't use it. The station has a number of different format USB ports on the back, and two display port interfaces. My monitor is HDMI, so I did purchase a $7.00 adapter cable to take Display port to HMDI, and that works just fine with no issue. I'm planning to add a second external monitor in the near future, and will make sure that it has a display port interface. It also came with a very nice power adapter with more than enough watts to power my X1 and any other items that I might charge by plugging into the USB Type C. Overall I'm very happy with this docking station, and since its a Lenovo product you know that it will last for a very long time. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bysmc03 from Works Great!I recently purchased the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and this docking station connects great and allows easy access to power on the fly. Will be testing its connection to additional monitors but so far I really enjoy having this.