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Now where's that trusty breakout box of mine?
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Looking at the MG278Q... 27" at 2560 x 1440 resolution.
Looks really nice, but a bit too expensive for me I think
I mostly work, no (new) games, no movies, no game development...
This monitor would be overkill.
Although I DO miss the good old PC gaming days and with this new setup...
I only have one external video port on my laptop, but I want two (preferably same-sized) monitors.
If I get an external keyboard I'd have to put my laptop screen so far away that it's too small to read at all.
It seems to me this docking station[^] should do just nicely.
It's Dell (just like my laptop), but it works with USB, so I guess it would work with other brands too (I've had vendor and even laptop specific docking stations at work).
As long as you don't buy yhe Thundetbolt Fock ftom Dell.
Where I'm contracting now they have been battling Dell for a coupke of months to get them to admit that this dock just doesn't work.
They've lied about getting it to do what we say it can't and just today had it picked up without admitting fault.
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+1 for the Plugable - that's the same one I'm using, and the fact that it's not for a specific laptop means you can use it with just about anything. It's also a lot cheaper than the Dell Sander links to in his post.
My experience with a Lenovo usb 3.0 based "docking station" was terrible.
I had two monitors, a mouse and a keyboard plugged there, nothing else.
I was using wifi to connect to the network and internet.
I can tell you that windows moved jumping and slowly while dragged with the mouse... I learned afterwards that it had something to do with the amount of compression that happened with all the data through the USB cable. This was killing me till I ditched that "dock station" and bought one pure dock station (the one that connects through the port that is under your laptop).
Now I'm a happy camper, this works very well, no issues at all and it doesn't occupies any space.
At least the Lenovo docking stations are compatible with multiple models and iterations of the models so you should be able to use that for the next laptop you could buy if it is the same brand...
Be careful with that and try to test it before buying it.
PS: another stupid detail that at the end of the day matters... usb dock stations don't power your laptop so you end up plugging the USB cable and the power cable.