on average 30% of CPU is consumed by the Dock software, the mouse and screen is laggy, high speed 1gbps transfers hurt the cpu, any kind of movement on the external screens makes the CPU run high. tihs is on an I7 Helix. 1 year after use, the NIC has failed, USB devices come up as unknown and there is still no Linux support.
This port replicator needs a ton of software, firmware, updates to get working right out of the box. Displaylink, graphics, using the right chipset. All in all, a very finicky piece of hardware that isn't implemented well.
Dear god you people are petty. Never in any of the documentation does it say it charges the X1 or any laptop. Powered USB ports? Sure. Power a laptop through a power brick smaller than the normal one? Don't be daft. This doesn't appear to be an oversight on Lenovo's part, as it is truly universal, it appears to be the ignorant not learning how to read specifications for a product they intend to spend money on.
I have it and I use it as a utilitarian approach to add two extra screens, a combo MIC/Speaker input, and the addition more USB ports on my Lenovo Y500. Screen lag is of no matter because I play most items on the main screen when in the office, but it is not totally noticeable unless moving the player from the main screen to the others. Some screen flickering was resolved with ensuring matching refresh rates, and overall, I like that its universal for my multiple Lenovo products. Ethernet performance is not bad and seems to be fine for my uses.
Just opened mine up, plugged it in, and voila... nothing! Doesn't charge the X1, my wired connection didn't work. For me, that has always been the point of a docking station -- charge my laptop and give me a wired connection. Who dreams this stuff up? Couldn't be more worthless to me.
this docking station is one of the most horrendous pieces of crap Lenovo ever put together. The X1 works great, but don't think you can get anything done if you want to hook up a couple of screens a mouse and a keyboard. significant lag on everything, with absolutely no help in sight...this crap docking station alone is a reason NOT to buy the X1 as much as I like the laptop itself.
DVI extension. No docking port? No problem. The Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock takes advantage on a single USB 3.0 port to replicate multiple DVI outputs, 5x USB 3.0 ports, and Gigabit Ethernet. In this review, we find out what you can and cannot do with the Lenovo Dock.