15 of 44(34%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock
Review 1 for ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock
Not worth the time
Date:August 14, 2014
"I ordered this when I bought my computer and after I set it up I was highly dissapointed. It is called a docking station without the ability to power the computer. I wanted a docking station so I could hook up in the office without connecting wires and then take the computer away when I needed to leave. My external keyboard does not work when plugged into the back of the station and the ethernet is horrible. I had to hook it straight into the computer. It is basically being used as a USB Hub."
"I have been using this with my X1 Carbon for about 6 months now. I could not be more happy. I am running 2 1080p DVI monitors, USB powered speakers, keyboard, 1TB USB WD drive and wireless track pad without issue. I highly recommend purchasing an additional power supply for your laptop to pair with this device to make your life easier. I regularly unplug/plug back in my laptop while it is on or waking up from sleeping with no issue. For those having issues, follow these steps to enjoy the product as it was meant to run:
1. Plug everything in to your laptop 2. Install Lenovo's driver for the 3.0 Dock 3. Install the 0A33970 firmware update 4. Install Lenovo's USB 3.0 host driver 5. Install DisplayLink's driver over Lenovo
For those having issues after following the above steps, you may try updating the following few things on your laptop.
1. Update your video driver. 2. Check for a BIOS update. 3. Make sure you don't have legacy port replicator software still installed."
"Lenovo recommended this dock as compatible with the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, but after two days of getting boot errors, I sent it back. Had to unplug the hub every time I wanted to close or power down my pc or else I got a usb boot error. It also didn't recognize my hdmi visio monitor with vga or dvi even with the driver. No hdmi ports available. Performance was slow and I only had a wifi keyboard mouse, 1 monitor, and Ethernet plugged into the hub."
"I can see from reading through the list that some have had problems. I'm not sure why. After I removed it from the box, I followed the instructions and downloaded the latest drive and firmware for the device and plugged it in. I'm using it with a Yoga 2 Pro at work and the Ethernet, VGA, and USB ports all work fine. The only thing I've noticed is that my Microsoft Natural 7000 keyboard does not like to have it's USB plugged into the device. So that gets plugged into the USB 2.0 port on the Yoga. Everything else I have used, thumb drives, hdd, backup, etc works normally. The system does a nice job of supporting the monitor too. No complaints on my end it much nicer working with all my normal desk components."
"This dock has worked perfectly for me and has made my Yoga2 Pro even more useful and versatile. You plug it in and it works: end of story. I do alot of business travel and work at home, and the dock makes the transition seamless. Love this computer!
Some reviewers said that the dock didn't supply power: I don't understand their problem, as the dock charges the computer quickly and effortlessly. All ports work well, resolution on desktop monitor adusts automatically. Yes, the LED on the dock takes a long time to turn on, so you might be pressing the power button needlessly until you figure it out, but I think the dock works great. It even charges my iphone when it's turned off.
No, it's not some whiz-bang piece of tech that's going to do your work for you while you're playing Call of Duty with your bro's, but its a very useful piece of hardware that works as soon as you plug it in."
"I'm not sure why Lenovo is calling this a dock. It's a port replicator and not a very good one at that.. This "dock" does not supply power to your laptop. No hdmi or mini display port? If all you need to is mouse keyboard and DVI monitor then get other brand that are better value."