WiGig Docking Is Not Ready For Prime-Time

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WiGig Docking Is Not Ready For Prime-Time
Lenovo joined HP and Dell in making a WiGig docking station for their high-end WiGig model PCs. Only problem is, like HP Advanced Wireless Docking Station and the Dell Wireless Dock, the ThinkPad WiGig Dock is only for their brand of high-end PCs, in essence it is proprietary. [caption id="attachment_1460" align="aligncenter" width="300"]

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Lenovo ThinkPad WiGig Dock[/caption] Proprietary docking stations are not friendly to applications like hoteling, hot-desking, shared workspaces, etc. This newest WiGig Dock does not work Lenovo's or other brands' current installed base of PC, let alone MacBooks, Linux PC, or Android devices. And the few models it does work with cost a pretty penny (you must have an expensive Lenovo WiGig model PC). Wireless Docking is for data only and not for powering or charging the PC. With technologies like USB Type-C and Targus' ACP71/77, PC power and charging is possible with Targus Universal Docking Stations. This supports the modern applications of today's BYOD/CYOD mobile workforce. USB docking is solid. It just works. If you are considering a WiGig docking station, be sure to check out the facts here.

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