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Posted by: CamB
« on: January 23, 2015, 04:49:33 »

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.
Posted by: indy
« on: March 10, 2014, 02:40:56 »

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.
Posted by: necronn
« on: January 29, 2014, 21:26:36 »

what kind of idiot would think this would charge it....dduuurrrrrrr

They should change the name from dock to port replicator. If it does not charge the notebook it a replicator. [email protected] IBM. Apple all the way.

Posted by: Kim Sizemore
« on: September 04, 2013, 15:47:21 »

what kind of idiot would think this would charge it....dduuurrrrrrr
Posted by: GizmoGeek
« on: August 13, 2013, 20:04:45 »

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.
Posted by: Jeff
« on: May 09, 2013, 20:52:05 »

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.
Posted by: dudelino
« on: May 07, 2013, 19:52:33 »

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.
Posted by: walkeer
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:56:20 »

guys, common, its UNIVERSAL USB dosking station you can use on any laptop with USB (3.0 preferrably). Ofcourse it does not charge your laptop, its universal!!
Posted by: ER ER
« on: April 02, 2013, 16:17:33 »

Just bought it With my X1 Carbon Touch. It is c r a p crap. Crappy Picture, mouse lag, no charging of the X1... What a big Waste and horrible piece of Tech from Lenovo. They should be ashamed.
Posted by: Dave Lowe
« on: January 11, 2013, 19:56:26 »

i just bought this, am gutted that it doesn't charge the x1 - surely thats pretty much the point of a docking station. rubbish dont bother say the money and buy another charging lead.
Posted by: Morten
« on: January 11, 2013, 14:00:30 »

I find that the picture on the screen is crap. Anyone else agree?
Posted by: Schase
« on: December 17, 2012, 23:52:22 »

Am I missing something here????  No power to the notebook from the docking station?
Posted by: Matt5
« on: September 24, 2012, 02:53:11 »

Great review thanks.  How is the Gigabit Ethernet performance and how does it affect CPU usage?
Posted by: Redaktion
« on: September 02, 2012, 10:32:39 »

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.

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