ThinkPad Mini-Dock

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IBM ThinkPad Full Dock II

The ThinkPad Mini-Dock (Model # 287810U) offers a good compromise of features and price. It contains basic pass-through connections for all the notebook ports like the ThinkPad Port Replicator II does.


  • everything the ThinkPad Port Replicator II has
  • 4 port USB 2.0 hub
  • Integrated power supply
  • Integrated key-lock for securing the ThinkPad to the dock

Pros & Cons

  • Positives: Integrated Power, Integrated 4-port USB, security
  • Negatives: Price ($199 Retail)
  • Compatibility: X20/21/22/23/24/30/31, T20/21/22/23/30/40/41/42, R30/31/32/40/50/50p/51, and A20/21/21e/22/22e/30/31 (Does not support X40/41, R40e/50e, or G40)
  • Warranty: One Year

4 port USB 2.0 hub

Note that the USB provider is a hub - a few people have reported some USB peripherals (such as Palms) having problems due to it being a hub, although the majority of people do not have this problem, and the usefulness of the 4 port hub outweighs any potential downside. If you encounter problems, you can always use the USB ports on your Thinkpad to get a direct connection.