12-20-2016 08:58 AM
I need a dual-display docking station that supports Display Port to connect to the newest HP Spectre x360 - 13-w063nr. I'm using the Spectre as a portable work station, so I need it to disconnect easily from the two monitors. Does anyone have suggestions about a docking station? I would need a brand name and model number of the docking station.
12-20-2016 09:25 AM
Your machine does not have docking port therefore all you can do is to use USB port replicators (vendoes also call them a docking srations). To disconnect monitors all you need is to pull out the USB.
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12-20-2016 09:36 AM - edited 12-20-2016 09:57 AM
Consumer notebooks from HP no longer have a compatible "snap down" type docking station. The best you can do is use a "port replicator". Your laptop is representative of the latest hardware and you can use the USB-C aka Thunderbolt 3 port as the incoming attachment. HP makes a Zbook dock but it has a unique power jack that your laptop cannot use. They make a travel usb-C port replicator but it does not have dual display port and will not charge the laptop.
So you have to go 3rd party, something like this:
It does not have 2 DP ports but you could attach a dual DP adapter to one of the USB-C ports on the dock, or 2 single DP adapters, one to each USB-C port on the dock. USB-C aka Thunderbolt 3 is able to daisy chain devices quite effectively.
It is a powered port replicator/dock so would charge the laptop through the laptop USB-C port. So all you would have to do is connect a single USB-C from the dock to the laptop and have everything else connected to the dock. Connect it while the laptop is running and set up the displays and power management to just allow you to close the lid on the laptop and image still displaying on the 2 monitors or use the laptop as a third display.
As stated by @banhien, HP offers some docks but of the ones on the page he links, only the Iogear model would be appropriate:
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12-20-2016 09:47 AM - edited 12-20-2016 09:52 AM
Thanks. That is helpful, but what I really need is a recommendation for a third party docking station that has a Display Port and is compatible with the newest Spectre. The docking station you suggested does not have a Display port. That would be the best solution for me. Thanks for all your help.
12-20-2016 09:58 AM - edited 12-20-2016 10:00 AM
The iogear sold by HP does have a DP port. It's $250 and the one I linked could have DP ports added with a USB-C to DP adapter:
Even with that one you would need to use a DP hub or some way to get a second DP port.