I have 3 HP docking stations, part number VB041AA#ABA. Purhcased these for the ability to have multiple workstations for my work life. Now as I venture into the notion of purchasing a personal laptop, I'd really rather not have 3 expensive paper weights if at all possible. I know I can look into refurbed Elite Book 8460p as will work with this docking station (as that is what I now have) - however, I'd like to know what new models are out there that will also work with this docking station so I can make use of the desks/workstations I have for both personal use and work use. It's not too handy to have a docking station if you have still have to switch all the components to a different docking station each time you switch laptops. 🙂
The HP 90W Docking Station and HP 230W Docking Station are compatible with HP ProBook b-Series Notebook PCs, HP EliteBook 8440p and 8460p Notebook PCs, and HP EliteBook 8440w and 8460w Mobile Workstations. The HP 230W Docking Station is also compatible with the HP EliteBook 8540p Notebook PC and 8540w and 8740w Mobile Workstations. The HP Docking Station Cable Lock (AU656AA#XXX) is compatible with the docking stations.