Please recommend a Laptop + Docking Station setup that can drive 2 high-res external monitors
Posted on 2014-01-05
I'm looking for a fast laptop (I7 Mobile with 8GB ram, big mother SSD and hard drive) that I can dock in two separate offices to two 2560 by 1440 pixels displays (I'd settle for dual 1920 by 1080) and a wireless keyboard / mouse combo.
I want to be able to dock it without having to open the lid to work on the dual monitors and keyboard.
I would never (very rarely) want to use its built in display panel so display size is not an issue but I do need a device that can drive two external monitors.
I'd also prefer to run Win 7 Pro / Ultimate as it's a development rig and I have some Win 8 issues with some obscure tools that I'm still dependent upon. Running Win 8 would not be a deal-breaker though.
Finally, I want it yesterday.
Can anyone suggest a product line for me that is well suited to the docking setup that I have described?
PS: I've looked at micro towers (the Tiki from Falcon NW for example) but they won't fit in my carry-on case, otherwise they seemed like a good solution. Perhaps they manufacture smaller, high powered brick PCs?