9.1.1.6 Lab – Research Docking Stations Answers

9.1.1.6 Lab – Research Docking Stations Answers

Lab – Research Docking Stations (Answers Version)

In this lab, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information and then record the specifications for a laptop docking station. Be prepared to discuss your decisions regarding the docking station you select.

Answers Note: You may choose another laptop docking station to research. The answers below are specific to the Lenovo T440p. Most laptops will use the manufacturer’s proprietary docking stations.

  1. Research a docking station compatible with a laptop. What is the model or part number of the docking station?_______________________________________________________________________________________
    Answers may vary. The model is ThinkPad Pro Dock – 90W. The part number is 40100090US.
  2. What is the approximate cost?
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    The cost is $250.
  3. What are the dimensions of the docking station?_______________________________________________________________________________________
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    Height: 2.19in, 55.6mm
    Width: 13.58in, 345mm
    Depth: 6.40in, 162.5mm
  4. How does the laptop connect to the docking station?_______________________________________________________________________________________
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    The laptop has a docking station connector on the underside of the laptop, which attaches to a connector on the docking station.
  5. List some of the features available with this docking station.
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    3x USB 2.0, one supports always-on USB charging
    1x USB 3.0
    10/1000 Gigabit Ethernet supports enterprise manageability
    1x VGA
    Driver-free, perfect video quality
    Security lock hole
    Includes ThinkPad AC adapter (90W)
  6. Is this docking station compatible with other laptop models?_______________________________________________________________________________________
    Yes, this docking station works with the Lenovo ThinkPad T Series.