CES 2018: ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station

ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station

As laptops are getting thinner, we need new solutions for our docking stations. Lenovo came up with the new ThinkPad Ultra Dock or ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station. It connects on the side of the ThinkPad. From the product photo’s it looks like the new ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station offers the same features as the docks we were used to in the past. You can lock it into the ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station, and unlock it again with the key set. Then you press the button on the ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station to unmount.

Supported ThinkPads are:

You can find the manual to setup the ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station here.

Let us know:

  • Do you prefer the USB-C or USB3.0 docks you place next to your ThinkPad or do you prefer a docking station like this one?
  • Do you prefer the classic ThinkPad docking stations or the new ones that connect on the side?
ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station Rear
ThinkPad Ultra Docking Station Rear

Specifications

Docking Interface  Dual USB-C and ethernet side connection
Supported OS
  •  Windows 10
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat
Power  ThinkPad 135W AC adapter (Slim tip)
Video Ports
  • 2x DisplayPort 1.4
  • HDMI 2.0
  • VGA
USB Ports
  • 4x USB3.1_v2 with 1 Always-On USB
  • 2x USB-C supporting 10 Gbps and 5V/3A power
Gigabit Ethernet  10/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Audio Combo Jack Yes
Product Dimension 378 x 159 x 54.1 mm
Network Managability
  • PXE Boot
  • Wake-on-LAN
  • MAC address pass-though
vPro Yes
Security Kensington® Lock Slot and Master Key Lock available (Master Key sold separately, Option PN:4XE0Q56388)
Box Contents
  • Ultra Docking Station (with key lock and 2 keys)
  • 135W Power Adapter and Power Cord
  • Setup Poster
  • Warranty Poster
Warranty 3 years
Parts Number
  • 40AJ0135US : US
  • 40AJ0135AR : Argentina
  • 40AJ0135BR : Brazil
  • 40AJ0135JP : Japan
  • 40AJ0135EU : Europe/Korea
  • 40AJ0135AU : Australia
  • 40AJ0135CN : China
  • 40AJ0135DK : Denmark
  • 40AJ0135IN : India
  • 40AJ0135IS : Israel
  • 40AJ0135IT : Italy
  • 40AJ0135SA : South Africa
  • 40AJ0135CH : Switzerland
  • 40AJ0135TW : Taiwan
  • 40AJ0135UK : UK
ThinkPad T480’s docking port on the left side.