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#368488 - 21/03/2017 03:03 Re: USB-C and two or three monitors [Re: Shonky]
K447
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Registered: 29/05/2002
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Loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Shonky
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Dell TB16 ... looks like it's available

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It has a VGA port confused
Dell TB16


Edited by K447 (21/03/2017 03:04)

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#368489 - 21/03/2017 03:07 Re: USB-C and two or three monitors [Re: Dignan]
Shonky
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..and HDMI, DisplayPort and mini DisplayPort. And? You don't have to use all the ports. smile

But I agree in this age for this product, VGA can probably be forgotten. I do have a VGa/DVI Full HD monitor that I'd probably put to use but hopefully HDMI-DVI would cover that.

NB: I found a Youtube showing it still has problems....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE2n-nuxi0E
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#368490 - 21/03/2017 03:23 Re: USB-C and two or three monitors [Re: Shonky]
K447
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Originally Posted By: Shonky
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NB: I found a Youtube showing it still has problems....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE2n-nuxi0E
New chipset(s) = new drivers?

Might take a while for the driver stability aspects to settle down. Mac and Windows both, quite possibly.

I do not know whether macOS might need additional non-Apple provided drivers to be installed for a Thunderbolt 3 dock.

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#368491 - 21/03/2017 03:27 Re: USB-C and two or three monitors [Re: K447]
Shonky
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No doubt.

The TB15 had firmware (BIOS) AND driver updates on laptops (XPS13 / XPS15 in particular) as well as firmware and driver updates for the hub itself. They still couldn't get it right so must have been buggy hardware or chipset in the end.

I don't even have one but my XPS 13 occasionally pesters me about new firmware/drivers for the WD15 or TB15 (maybe both)....

I'd be very wary until it's been out for a while. USD300 ain't cheap either.
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#368492 - 21/03/2017 03:55 Re: USB-C and two or three monitors [Re: Dignan]
Dignan
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Apparently the WD15 works with the MacBook...but can't do multiple displays. It sounds like everything else - including charging and USB - works on the MacBook but the display will only clone to the second monitor and not extend the desktop.

I'm not sure if this would be helped by future firmware upgrades. The WD15 does get pretty frequent updates, and often has compatibility issues with newer XPS 13 models.

There's still so much to be sorted out with this stuff. I'm knocking on wood that Everything is working for me so far...
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#368493 - 21/03/2017 10:20 Re: USB-C and two or three monitors [Re: Shonky]
Phoenix42
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Registered: 21/03/2002
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Originally Posted By: Shonky
Dell WD15 is USB-C and does PD
Dell TB15 could do PD but was plagued with issues.
Dell TB16 (seems to be TB15 replacement) looks like it's available

So I think there's a few around, but only slowly coming through.


If any US based empeggers need a employee friends & family coupon, drop me a note.

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#368494 - 21/03/2017 11:46 Re: USB-C and two or three monitors [Re: Shonky]
mlord
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Originally Posted By: Shonky
VGA can probably be forgotten.


Not for another decade or so. All of those conference rooms with video projection capabilities.. VGA. But yeah, probably just need a separate dongle for those who care; no real need for it in a docking station.

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#368495 - 21/03/2017 12:01 Re: USB-C and two or three monitors [Re: mlord]
Shonky
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Yeah who carries their docking station into the conference room. I did think of that use case smile
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#368500 - 21/03/2017 18:13 Re: USB-C and two or three monitors [Re: mlord]
Dignan
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Registered: 08/03/2000
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Loc: Sterling, VA
Originally Posted By: mlord
Originally Posted By: Shonky
VGA can probably be forgotten.

Not for another decade or so. All of those conference rooms with video projection capabilities.. VGA. But yeah, probably just need a separate dongle for those who care; no real need for it in a docking station.

I have several clients who still need VGA for this reason. Fortunately it's very easy to get dongles to adapt to it. I've set up several XPS 13 users with one of these. VGA and HDMI gets them connectivity in most conference rooms, and they also get ethernet for hotel rooms.
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