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    Question Thunderbolt and Docking Stations, What are you using to dock your laptop?

    What are you using to dock your laptop?
    I have tried a Thunderbolt solution, but it only seems to work with one monitor unless I want to spend $$$$ on an Apple unit. USB docks have been unreliable.

    I love having this unit, but I need to be able to have a fast way to connect it at work. (YES work. I had a "mobile workstation" that just didn't perform the way the G751 does. Loaded down with all of the junk it still boots in under 10 seconds. the other device took over 3 minutes) Right now on my desk there is not a port that is not in use (except the card reader) its a 5 minute setup and tear down just to get wired for network, dual monitors, and peripherals.

    Tell me what you have and how it is working for you.

    THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMan2014 View Post
    What are you using to dock your laptop?
    I have tried a Thunderbolt solution, but it only seems to work with one monitor unless I want to spend $$$$ on an Apple unit. USB docks have been unreliable.

    I love having this unit, but I need to be able to have a fast way to connect it at work. (YES work. I had a "mobile workstation" that just didn't perform the way the G751 does. Loaded down with all of the junk it still boots in under 10 seconds. the other device took over 3 minutes) Right now on my desk there is not a port that is not in use (except the card reader) its a 5 minute setup and tear down just to get wired for network, dual monitors, and peripherals.

    Tell me what you have and how it is working for you.

    THANKS!
    TechMan2014, I haven't found a working dock solution for Asus ROG laptops, but if you pre-set up the environment and leave the parts set up, it only takes me 30 seconds to go from in the bag to booting up.

    I buy a 2nd power adapater, and duplicate the ethernet, hdmi, kensington cable lock, and dedicate a keyboard/mouse set up. I connect up the power, ethernet, hdmi, and single USB from keyboard and I am up and running.

    I don't like the wear and tear on the sockets/plugs, but so far I haen't had a single failure in many years of doing this.

    The corporate / Dell laptops with dock sit there next to the ROG laptop gathering dust, because the most memory I can get in them is usually 8GB, which isn't enough for the several VM's I typically need to run to match the server(s) configurations I need to support.

    The ROG laptop is so much faster and better equiped, quite often others will end up getting their own to bring in to the office

    If you find something that works, please let us know.
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    I purchased a highly recommended dual monitor dock (one of 2 that seem to be on the market). It will recognize the monitor connected, and the model, but will not display. I spoke to their support and they say it is not compatible. I know I live in a Utopia, but what is a standard if its not standardized?

    Im not going to go with a USB dock. So i will do the tear-down every day. Still well worth it.

    Not to jump threads, but what is the storry with the Triality 3 displays that are advertised, but no information is available for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMan2014 View Post
    ...Im not going to go with a USB dock. So i will do the tear-down every day. Still well worth it.

    Not to jump threads, but what is the story with the Triality 3 displays that are advertised, but no information is available for?
    TechMan2014, I never heard of a Triality 3 display... maybe dig up more searchable tokens, correct spelling or manufacturer info?

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    My bad.
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    I use a 'plugable' docking station for 2 monitors, it works Great, easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledgedes View Post
    I use a 'plugable' docking station for 2 monitors, it works Great, easy to use.
    ledgedes, do you have a make / model, and a link for the device to share?

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    has any one tried owc thunderbolt 2 dock?

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