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Old 01-23-2020, 02:16 AM   #1
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Hi, I am looking for a docking station that will allow me to connect either of the following laptops to the same docking station.

HP Spectre 13-4112TU (1 x HDMI out, 3 x USB 3.0 Ports, 1 x Mini Display Port & 1 x headphone/microphone combo)

HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (2 Thunderbolt™ (USB Type-C™ connector); 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (charging); 1 headphone-out; 1 HDMI 1.4; 1 External Nano SIM slot for
WWAN)

Needs to be compatible for both devices. Does not need to offer charging for the Spectre.
Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:40 AM   #2
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Hi there,

Thanks for getting in touch with us via the forums.

As both of your laptops have USB 3 connectors, any DisplayLink-enabled docking station will work with both of your devices. I can't recommend one without knowing how many monitors you would like to connect to the dock, could you let me know how many you have and what resolution they are?

If I assume you are connecting two monitors at 1080p (Full HD) resolution, then this link provides all the information that you need. If you wanted to stay with HP kit, the HP USB-C/A universal dock G2 that comes up under that search also includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter for easy switching compatibility between the two.

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Old 01-28-2020, 04:39 AM   #3
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HI Andrew

Thanks for the response. Only a single 4K monitor will be used.

Interesting you mention the HP G2 dock. I contacted HP tech support directly first only to be told they do not have any compatible docks for the HP Spectre 13-4112TU. They suggested I try 3rd party docks.

I already have a HP-USB C Travel Dock which works fine for the HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 . Would I be able to use a USB-C female to USB-A male adapter and get the same dock to work on my HP Spectre 13-4112TU?

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Old 02-03-2020, 01:34 PM   #4
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Hello,

I wouldn't want to contradict what HP technical support are telling you, but docks that are powered by DisplayLink technology should work with any device that they can be connected to via USB as it is just USB traffic, yes.

Let me know how it goes for you.

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Old 12-09-2020, 09:51 AM   #5
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Hello,

I have the HP Universal dock USB-C/A G2 that I use with my professional laptop (HP 840 G5 with USB-C connector) and my personal laptop (Macbook air 2015 with USB-A adaptator). It works fine.
However, this dock doesn't work with my Samsung S20 with DEX. I connected it to my dock with USB-C and my dock is linked to my HP monitor with HDMI but my monitor doesn't recognise the signal.

I can mirror my S20 screen with Displaylink Desktop for android but can't launch DEX.

According to the HP notice, the USB-C connector use DisplayPort Alt Mode.
Could you please help me to connect my Samsung S20 with DEX to my HP USB-C/A G2 ?

For your information, one of my colleague use a Dell dock with a similar system (DELL D6000) and have success with DEX.

Thank you for your assistance.
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Old 12-12-2020, 03:10 PM   #6
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The two docks you mention are different internally so I wouldn't be suprised to hear of different behaviours.

That said, be sure to upgrade the dock's firmware https://support.hp.com/gb-en/drivers...ck-g2/27767208 - looks like the latest is from June this year.
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