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film_girl Nov 27, 18 7:57 am


Originally Posted by Gaucho100K (Post 30471313)
Thanks for the great feedback.

Im not at all worried about oversize and weight, you have to bear in mind that Ive been schlepping around (for the past 6+ years) a now vintage ThinkPad W520 that has a 15.6" screen and is pretty much an aircraft carrier in terms of both dimentions and weight. Also, dont forget the massive power brick that comes with it. Trust me, I can handle weight and size... :D LOL

Im looking for a high-end specs machine that will work as a mobile desktop replacement unit... and has docking station options, etc. etc. as I will be eventually looking at an external monitor as well.

In that case, the 15Ē SB2 is fantastic. I canít recommend the SB dock enough ó itís geninely one of the best docking stations Iíve ever used. At my office, I love using the magnetic Surface connector (you can also charge the SB2 with USB-C but I prefer to use the Surface connector when possible) to instantly add two monitors, external mouse and keyboard and other peripherals. Iím primarily a Mac user and I wish I could find a thunderbolt 3 dock half as good as my Surface dock. Do keep in mind that dock is Mini DisplayPort and not hdmi, so an adaptor might be needed depending on monitor - but Iíve used a lot of business docks and the surface dock is legit excellent.

Also, the Surface power adapter has a USB-A port on it, which is useful if you have an iPhone or older Android or you need to charge headphones or something and donít have an extra power cube handy. Itís a small touch, but one I really appreciate.

Gaucho100K Nov 28, 18 7:56 am

Great.... thank you once again for sharing your experience !!!


Originally Posted by film_girl (Post 30471589)


In that case, the 15Ē SB2 is fantastic. I canít recommend the SB dock enough ó itís geninely one of the best docking stations Iíve ever used. At my office, I love using the magnetic Surface connector (you can also charge the SB2 with USB-C but I prefer to use the Surface connector when possible) to instantly add two monitors, external mouse and keyboard and other peripherals. Iím primarily a Mac user and I wish I could find a thunderbolt 3 dock half as good as my Surface dock. Do keep in mind that dock is Mini DisplayPort and not hdmi, so an adaptor might be needed depending on monitor - but Iíve used a lot of business docks and the surface dock is legit excellent.

Also, the Surface power adapter has a USB-A port on it, which is useful if you have an iPhone or older Android or you need to charge headphones or something and donít have an extra power cube handy. Itís a small touch, but one I really appreciate.



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