Laptop Docks! They're pretty neat!

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I know, my use of a laptop (and worse, that I like it!) makes me a truly terrible person.
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Technology Connections 8 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Hi! This video is way outside the realm of what I normally to and to be honest, I have no idea how you're gonna like it. But, well, trying new things is what makes life fun! I'd also like to apologize for the sub-par audio in this video. You are in fact hearing a weird rumble sometimes and, well, oops.
Brad Barlow
Brad Barlow 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Thermal pad between heatpipes and back case to act as a big heatsink if you still have this laptop. done the trick with my XPS 13.
hg202
hg202 महिन्यापूर्वी
@j m The problem is twofold: Lack of knowledge and lack of initial availability. The first is that very few people, even in the IT space seem to know that there are Linux distributions that are incredibly easy to set up and use. This knowledge may seem mundane for those who have even a passing interest in Linux, but extraordinary for most regular people. This is because of the second issue: Very few sold machines have Linux installed as their primary desktop OS by default. When most people buy machines, they buy them new, usually through retailers like Best Buy or through SI's like Lenovo or Apple and very few of these machines sold have any other OS installed other than Windows and Mac OS (and Chrome OS). This induces a death spiral where people's interest in Linux distro decreases, which causes machines that ship with Linux distros to be less popular, which drives further decreases in interest, and so on. What can be done to combat this? Not much. I've gathered an isolated success story where an old machine was rejuvenated by installing Linux on it for an acquaintance, but such success stories are extremely isolated in this consumption-driven economy where people are content with throwing out old machines and buying new ones. I will say that perpetuating stereotypes doesn't help the situation and I would have preferred a video where the topic was adequately converted. (Maybe a possible new video idea? Probably not, because he explains that he uses these machines for work, and, in that case, one should focus on improving processes that work because the cost of transition may be large. Though, you can always try doing it with a burner laptop so that it doesn't interfere with the current process.)
Dawid aka Grendel
Dawid aka Grendel महिन्यापूर्वी
so happy this video exists. Out of many, MANY good points in this video, I only wish to confirm one - energy cost. Of course, most of the YT-kiddies will never thought about that (as their parents pay the bills :)) but I recently switched from using my PC for work to actually use the laptop company provided (you know global 2020-working from home phenomenon). Yes, laptop stutters sometimes, my PC is much better. So why I switched to the laptop? Because my PC setup (that includes two monitors) consumes around 650W of power just to display some chrome browser tabs :) Setup with the laptop and the smaller of the monitors - below 50W... And since my wage doesn't change depending on my wfh setup... the choice was obvious :)
Dawid aka Grendel
Dawid aka Grendel महिन्यापूर्वी
@James Owens what's the point with his workflow? :)
Casper Svendsen
Casper Svendsen महिन्यापूर्वी
I also bought the Lumia 950XL as a CS student and wrote my final exam for game programming, because my laptop died while writing. The problem was that the only apps you could install was through the sparse windows store and compiling code was out of the question. I thought exactly like you that Continuum was what would change the market and make the tablet desktop replacement through a dock a real thing. I tried to do the same thing with the surface pro 4, but had to return 3 devices because of the gpu literally melting in the first batch that arrived in Europe. I’m still waiting for the day this will be possible and that a eGPU can be connected so that the performance is minimal and the flexibility maximum
Radharne
Radharne 7 तासांपूर्वी
4:53 LOL! Nice job on your video. Thank you.
Karl Morgan
Karl Morgan दिवसापूर्वी
Not the sort of "Docking" video I thought I was going to watch.
JezzDaBezz
JezzDaBezz दिवसापूर्वी
its annoying me that you have teh laptop sitting there, why not open it up and use it as an external monitor?
GaJeer Grantz
GaJeer Grantz 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
A laptop probably will break first, but it'll also probably last long enough to go horribly outdated and be replaced before there's any reliability issue. Assuming it's actually made from good bits, anyway
Soyboy of Busan
Soyboy of Busan 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
I dock my MacBook Pro as my only computer and it blasts through everything I throw at it
Hirnfaser
Hirnfaser 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
I think a lot of people actually work like this.
Luiz Fernando
Luiz Fernando 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
but... There too much "but"s in this video
antismoke
antismoke 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Woah I was with you 100% until you dropped the Linux hate. Very off-putting, I have been an IT professional and PC enthusiast for a long time and frankly, I think the "OS vs. OS" debate is immature. I normally really enjoy your content but now I'm trying to figure out where that comment came from. A place of ignorance or arrogance? A computer, and the software hosted on it are just tools. Some of us are familiar with only a specific set or type of tools and may try to express superiority over those unlike themselves, ignorance begets arrogance. Others can get things done with any toolset handed to them, because they are skilled in their craft. The reason you gave is "I like to do work on my computer, not work on my computer" ok, but all I hear is this: "I like to do work on my computer with the tools I am already familiar with, and am not willing to learn a different way to do said work." Hey, that's fine and dandy, you should use the tools that work best for you, but that has nothing to do with Linux itself or any other platform, OS or tool. That is all you buddy, you should own it.
Isaiah Lamb
Isaiah Lamb 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Can I have your pc
Rojar Jonez
Rojar Jonez 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
I thought you would be really annoying or talk really weird ( like 99 % of YT hosts ) but you proved me wrong. I watched the entire RCA CED series. I owned two of those machines. But anyway, now I'm on my 6 or 7th video so I'm entertained. Great content presented in a non - boring way.
James Blackwell
James Blackwell 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
You ruined my keyboard with coffee when you said "you can tell it's a good one because it's got blue lights in it". :)
Morgan Jonasson
Morgan Jonasson 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Seriously though, if you are the least bit nerdy about computers, is it even possible that you haven't tried converting a laptop to a desktop?- I used to do it all the time at home. Although, to be fair, it required more than just a single cable. I needed 1 VGA-cable and two usb (1 for keyboard, 1 for mouse)
Will McAfee
Will McAfee 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
use that chromebook to just remote into a poweful desktop at home. No cables.
Will McAfee
Will McAfee 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Just a thought, not trying to be negative.
Kanguru Terrestre
Kanguru Terrestre 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
23:35 Samsung Dex, my friend.
fonikosananas
fonikosananas 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
I had the same realization recently. Its a nice to have, but I don't need it
Sion Dragos
Sion Dragos 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Great video man!
ThatCreepyGuy
ThatCreepyGuy 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
As a tech nerd, the only thing that actually triggered me was the B roll at 19:38 ... do NOT vacuum your PC.
Kimberly Jacobsen
Kimberly Jacobsen 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
This comment is a dozy
Flynn Bach
Flynn Bach 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
This video was nothing short of excellent, and exactly what I was looking for. The only thing I think that's missing out is that a lot of people can get the same experience without spending money on a dock. If you only need to plug in a monitor and speakers you can just do that directly to your laptop (+power cable). Sure it's 2 extra things to always plug in but that's worth saving $100 or so.
Naqu
Naqu 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
I dont use a dock. I just have a billion wires attatched to my laptop that doubles as a secondary monitor. The dock solution might be nice, as i could easily pack my things.
Filip Kompaník
Filip Kompaník 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Corporate experience with Dell docks, If they were any more less reliable they wouldn't ever work. But compared to previous generation at least one USB-C is fairly easy to use. I can see why it's not a thing for people to use docks at home.
Artsificial
Artsificial 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
Our main man is suffering from Chrome's Disease. F
Safaa Daoud
Safaa Daoud 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
your cabel management is #@\§&!!!
beebait
beebait 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
the doc for the windows surface linup works much better. Most of the issues you have are caused by windows being stupid mostly and when windows makes their own doc and laptop it works I think marginally better.
beebait
beebait 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
I have an arguement for having both for someone who does light gaming and media consumption on a laptop and more heavy gaming on a desktop. I have a low power thin and light for doing basically just youtube, anime, and minecraft. Then I have a desktop for far cry, and borderlands, etc. I have an i5 in my laptop but I got a good deal and was only planning on getting an i3. Both would be more than enough for me. Then i have an i7 and a gtx 10 serries in my desktop. I really did not like carrying around more horsepower than i needed when I only did more demanding computer tasks at my desk at home anyways. If I ever replace my laptop im just gonna get a nice chromebook. I only needed the i5 to run matlab when I was in college but now i dont need that and could live without minecraft on my laptop. But yeah tldr nice desktop and a chromebook gang.
AT Astro
AT Astro 6 दिवसांपूर्वी
You can do the same thing with a large tv, an hdmi cord, and a wireless mouse! been doing it since highschool!
Sound Tech
Sound Tech 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
I, personally, have a gaming desktop. Cutting edge (2 years ago), blue LEDs, ultrawide monitor, the whole kitten kaboodle. But, I will definitely look into getting a dock for my mother. After 2020 she's basically running a desktop setup as a teacher off her laptop and now that they're looking at going back to school, could definitely use something for hybrid teaching. Thank you for the suggestion
pickle richard
pickle richard 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
this is the most true tech video ever made prove me wrong
Dallenson
Dallenson 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
Even then, I don't see myself switching to a gaming laptop, I game with a lot of peripherals like my G29 and especially my Index so I feel like if I keep the peripherals on a USB hub on the dock then I feel like some kind of hiccup will start happening when I dock my theoretical laptop like my Index failing to properly start up or something.
Riikka the Ice Princess _She_Her_
Riikka the Ice Princess _She_Her_ 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
I feel like you took some swings at particular people but ended up hitting other groups of people. Or maybe you're just being a prick? Idunno. Seems like some more clarity or just not doing that would have been better.
Jon Williams
Jon Williams 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
I had a HTC windows phone such potential but the phone was always crashing
joebot86
joebot86 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
I really wanted that Lumia, thought it was so cool. It was outside my price range, which was probably a good thing, considering how it went. I kinda miss windows phone.
Crow Demon - The Archives
Crow Demon - The Archives 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
I only recently upgraded my PC to a 3900x and RTX 3070. Mind you, my 750 Ti exploded, and a Haswell is a bit lacking lol. Anyway, my laptop used to be way more powerful than my desktop because of that lol. At one point I think I did use my laptop as a desktop (without a dock).
clammy _
clammy _ 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
Do u still use the same laptop? Or bought the new one?
PsychoSavager289
PsychoSavager289 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
"Those of you using Linux, you'll just have to figure it out yourself, like you do with everything else about your computer" Linux user: *Raises finger aggressively.* *Pauses.* *Says nothing.* *Lowers finger.*
Marcel Mars
Marcel Mars 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
omg hi sorry im commenting not even 30 secs into the vid but i have the same chromebook and i love it so much for writing! it has one of my fave keyboards to type on
OdinHD
OdinHD 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
Mr. Shrimp sent me here
Samonitari
Samonitari 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
You just won my subsription with 15:11 I was an occasional watcher, but that just made it. That "lust making" is the reason I am seriously dissapointed - sometimes even disgusted - with many tech youtuber giants like Marques Brownlee. (He was so much more appealing the time when he was reviewing ATH-M50. Now he is just advertising this year's/quarter's/month's shiny new stuff.) I use a docking monitor (ThinkVision P24h) with an AMD fitted cheap-ish ThinkPad, by the way. Had the exact same docking unit as you, but since I had to but a new monitor I went ahead and got rid of the box on my desk too (I was also frustrated by that hateful I-work-only-if-you-buy-a-matching-dell-laptop power button)! Both on a dual-arm stand. With linux - booyah! Cheers from Hungary, a fellow who learned things about US's mains from you - it is indeed not (as) bad as I thought!.
biohazardlnf
biohazardlnf 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
He that thermal throttle becomes more pronounced with the higher render times 😂
Stan Church
Stan Church 9 दिवसांपूर्वी
I just saw this video and it got me thinking, I'm about to move to Thailand and I don't want to have to take my desktop with me, but I still want the use of a monitor and keyboard... So I just wanted to saw thanks for making me think both the cost and the space to move it all.... again thanks .. Stan
Thomas Herzog
Thomas Herzog 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
i feel like the biggest problem is that many people simply dont need the mobility of a desktop system.
Jmhm17
Jmhm17 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
Maybe because i work in IT but this is the norm for me. My daily driver is a Lenovo T480s with a TB3 dock running dual QHD 27" monitors with integrated graphics. Works for me, and I agree with you 100% great video!
Lem Sportsinterviews
Lem Sportsinterviews 9 दिवसांपूर्वी
almost same, i use a maxed out T440p with a dock at home and at work. it's so convenient compared to carrying a charger around/leaving one in each location
Cody Brooks
Cody Brooks 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
I regularly game on my Dell Inspiron 15 7559 for hours at a time with no issues whatsoever. Judging someone based on what hardware they use is asinine.
Cody Brooks
Cody Brooks 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
Also: it's 5 years old and all I've done to it is add 8gb of DDR4 RAM
Owen Rehrauer
Owen Rehrauer 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
"That's why I don't use Linux. Yeah, I went there." Oooohh... once I'm done hand annealing this silicon for a bespoke processor, I am *so* leaving a sternly-worded comment.
MilMike
MilMike 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
I am a developer and I also use my laptop as a main working machine. (ASUS) I have 2 extra monitors connected. Unfortunately only 1 extra monitor works with windows (some stupid driver constraint). I can either use my 2 extra monitors (1 HDMI, 1 VGA) and no laptop screen, or 1 laptop screen and 1 extra monitor... In Linux I can use all 3 screens without any problems. The main thing why I use my laptop only, CPU fan is not that loud and it is fast enough for my work.. (i7) The only thing I miss about a desktop PC: Gaming. My Laptop can only play some older games... and it sucks. But I found a solution: "GeForce Now" (Cloud Gaming). Anyways I will try to get a laptop with thunderbolt so I can use a good external graphics card, not only for games but also for machine learning stuff.
Rose Meuschke
Rose Meuschke 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
I love your pragmatism.
Shit 2 valve
Shit 2 valve 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
I remember the fat plug docks for the old dells we had in high school. We only had them in our cad class and we would have to plop them down on a pin as wide as the battery (yes that's how huge it was). But it did usually work very well
Richard Renfrew
Richard Renfrew 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
there are fan decks that a laptop can sit on and be cooled by to help with thermal issues and its mobile and powered by the pc
Jadey
Jadey 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
Somehow i brought the same monitor as his’ just yesterday yeah uh tried to run my “gaming laptop” on it and it’s memory was running like hell
Nate Harris
Nate Harris 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
first
riku
riku 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
4:53 facts. no but seriously, i have a thinkpad t420 from 2011 running linux and i have a lenovo ultrabase. i dock it and it just works without configuration :D
SeanFromPVD
SeanFromPVD 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
You could make a manure company out of all the times you shit on Linux. 🤣 I'm not mad, and while it's gotten much better, it's still not something I'd look at for a content company's first choice.
ninjshad3
ninjshad3 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
As a software developer at a large company in corporate America, I'm confused at the implied controversy. I thought everyone worked this way.
dafff08
dafff08 11 दिवसांपूर्वी
i guess the mentality laptops are popo comes from the fact that most people waste money on them. they never, not a single time used them for their intended usage. instead they keep them constantly plugged in the charger and the one time they actually want to use it mobile the battery is already on its last leg because well, what a big surprise li ion batteries dont like being held at 100% charge.
Kevin Cassidy
Kevin Cassidy 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
"I Like to do work on my Computer, Not work on my Computer!" You and I are veeeeeerrrrrrry different people...
MUGWUMP
MUGWUMP 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
Building or buying a computer should always be based on what you want to do with it and where. And if people give you advice without taking that into consideration, then it's likely to be bad advice.
Chris Manuel
Chris Manuel 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
I have a desktop PC, a console for gaming, and a cellphone. That's right, PC gamers, I have a good desktop computer that could play any of the games I play on console, but I choose to play on a console instead. It gets worse! When I do play PC games, I don't use the coveted keyboard and mouse. I use a controller. I'm a monster.
klystron2010
klystron2010 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
Also, there's no Premiere on Linux, or Adobe anything.
J
J 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Alec likes docking
Petr Anfilofieff
Petr Anfilofieff 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
I think your desk is way more neat than mine.
Isaiah Narraway
Isaiah Narraway 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Disses linux users. Linux users: but... we had such hope for you!
Llanfabon
Llanfabon 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
I feel like this video is some weird flex
Angarsk100
Angarsk100 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
Me watching in my 8-10 yr-old laptop: Damn! This is going to break down sooner than a desktop? oh, my!... anyway (press play). I remember being so happy to come home with my very old laptop, place it in the desk and plug the VGA external monior cable, USB mouse, USB keyboard, power supply, ethernet cable and USB printer, and thinking: Wow! this is so great, I have all the comforts of a desktop on this thingy I can take anywere I go... So I'm pretty much excited with this video, I think I'll start shopping for a new laptop, monitor and dock.
Kristoph J
Kristoph J 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
Tbh all I do is use a monitor (hdmi), a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse (usb), and speakers (aux) with my laptop and it works perfect as a "desktop"
PalkiaApyro
PalkiaApyro 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
I definitely do love my desktop. But I do miss the portability of a laptop for light gaming away from home or low power work.
Faktoreq
Faktoreq 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
I am using the 16" MBP with the exact DELL docking station as you are and it works OK. For charging - it works even BETTER than the OG wall adapter sold with MBP. On extremely heavy loads the MBP discharges even when connected to power. It does not do so when used with the docking station (it is powered by a 160W adapter).
Dayton Carter
Dayton Carter 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
May not see this, but I would strongly recommend a laptop cooler. Getting it off the desk will help with performance and longevity of the device.
Pat Taschner
Pat Taschner 15 दिवसांपूर्वी
I am setting up my home office with a dock. Then I can plug my gaming laptop into it and either game, do email, or do school on the dock, and if I need to log in to do work from home, I can just plug my work laptop into the dock also.
Andrew Hunt
Andrew Hunt 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
For me, reliability is key. I do most of my video editing with the built-in video editor in windows 10. Granted I'm just doing basic drone videos with simple animations, but it works for me.
Dezeya
Dezeya 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
I have a dock for my samsung but I only use it to watch movies
Alexander Gosselin
Alexander Gosselin 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
"Those of you using Linux..." ... have a better user experience than Windows users out of the box. Just install Kubuntu and go. I think you in particular would get a lot of enjoyment out of using Linux.
PixelBucket
PixelBucket 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
My company makes us use HP laptops with docks. If my laptop locks its screen or outputs black for more than a second, the dock shuts off both monitors as if they were disconnected, and it's purely luck whether or not cycling the power to the monitors will turn them back on. I have literally spent 30 minutes in my office, cycling power over and over to my monitors to get them both to start working again. Oh, and to add insult to injury, if you don't wait at least 15 seconds between turning the monitor off and turning it back on, it will not get any output going at all.
The Retro lad cave
The Retro lad cave 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
I just have usb hdmi and power pluged into my laptop
The Retro lad cave
The Retro lad cave 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
I just have usb hdmi and power pluged into my laptop
J R
J R 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
yeah, comment on old video.. the real thing here... no molding???? crazy! Now I want to rip all mine out for that clean look of 1:07
Daniel DiCorpo
Daniel DiCorpo 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
I really liked this video and I kind of thought docks had gone away (obviously they haven't). I'm wondering why you prefer this solution over plugging in a display port, usb hub, and power cord. Yes it is 3 cables instead of 1, but may avoid some of the compatibility issues and probably cost less. (OK if you want ethernet it would be plugging in 4 cables) Buying an extra power cord would also help with the "Quick and ready to go" aspect you spoke about for putting the laptop in a bag and leaving with no hassle. Just curious. Thanks for the video :)
のリンゴジェシカ
のリンゴジェシカ 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
I need a laptop for my college and this video got recommended for me at the right time 💕
Night Chicken
Night Chicken 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
The Chromebook part made me cricked, a laptop is owned and use of a Chromebook.
Peter Gama
Peter Gama 16 दिवसांपूर्वी
I disagree look at the wires what a mess
Rick Rhone
Rick Rhone 17 दिवसांपूर्वी
spent the whole video trying to figure out wtf your shirt says
Dark Shadow
Dark Shadow 17 दिवसांपूर्वी
Nice set up
Stuart Bernholc
Stuart Bernholc 17 दिवसांपूर्वी
My new laptop doesn't use USB-C power delivery because that standard won't handle the 135 wats of its maximum power draw. I spent a good amount of time looking for a high quality dock without that feature because I don't want to waste energy or pay for that, and ideally has a minidisplayport for my monitor, came up empty and gave up. I just deal with a mess of wires every time I set up on my desk instead. If anyone in the comments has a good recommendation, I'd appreciate it.
Christopher Keller
Christopher Keller 18 दिवसांपूर्वी
I never knew these things existed until I started my new job and they handed me one of those bad boys along with my laptop. I have to say it’s pretty sweet.
Maximus Midnight
Maximus Midnight 18 दिवसांपूर्वी
5:45 Sorry, they're up to USB 4?!?! I was just thinking I had a handle on what the USB 3s were... oh dear...
Maximus Midnight
Maximus Midnight 18 दिवसांपूर्वी
"Those of you using Linux, you'll just have to figure it out yourself like you do everything else on your computer" That was good and I'm not even a Linux user
ItsDanett
ItsDanett 18 दिवसांपूर्वी
I do the same thing with my Surface Book 2. I find it amazing because I get multiple monitors and as well as that because of how the surface book works sometimes I have it set up as a screen based drawing tablet. Every game I put on it too tends to run waaayyyyy better because the resolution of it is 2000x3000 and many games have a hard time trying to play at 1080p on it, most of the time I have to do it in that resolution and have a downscaling option but when I play on the monitor it runs way better than even my PC.
Johnathan Matias
Johnathan Matias 19 दिवसांपूर्वी
As a PC gamer, I have a decently beefy computer: RX 580 GPU, Ryzen 5 CPU (obtained today), and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. I also use a chromebook regularly. Honestly, schoolwork doesn't require having a very powerful computer, and it also plays android games and supports linux Debian. It's primary benefit is mostly being a second screen that my main PC doesn't have to waste resources rendering while playing highly processing intensive games like minecraft with upwards of 30 mods, The Evil Within 1/2, Ace Combat 7 with .ini tweaks, and other games. It also allows me to play my nintendo switch docked with headphones and listening to a video or music in the background to get full use out of my 2 display setup. All in all, it's a pretty great setup, other than my main drive in my PC being a slow piece of shit, it would be basically perfect for me.
Soitisisit
Soitisisit 19 दिवसांपूर्वी
Docking works fine in Linux for me. I'm still running a T430 that I bought for $40 Edit: Hit enter too quickly. For what I need out of a laptop, my eight year old laptop does it great. Look at you spending that slick MRpostr money on a brand new laptop tho. If that's what works for you and you're getting your money's worth, cool. But, I'm almost tempted to start working on MRpost videos just to show that your antipathy towards Linux is misplaced and that the world of docks is doing just fine on this side of the proprietary software fence. Frankly though, I don't have the time to prioritize something like that.
BladeBloodreaver
BladeBloodreaver 19 दिवसांपूर्वी
I have a laptop + dock at work. It works about 70-80% perfectly. The rest is plugging things in and out again and rebooting because something got f-ed up. It is an acceptable annoyance in the workplace, in my opinion. But I would NEVER use that for my home computer system. PCMasterRace for life!
Jason Brown
Jason Brown 20 दिवसांपूर्वी
i work in IT and my main computers have been laptops since 2005. i dont use a dock per say, but i do use external monitors, mice and keyboard. my main home computer is a hp omen gaming laptop and its connected to my 65 tv in the living room and i have a wireless xbox controller for gaming and a wireless keyboard/touchpad combo for typing and navigation. while i work in IT sometimes i am asked to build high end gaming pcs, the last high end one i built was close to $10,000 about 6 months ago and a bunch of low medium end stuff since then. also, i dont game a whole lot on my pcs lately, but when i do i smoke most of my friends pretty easily which pisses them off that me and my $1500 laptop can smash them and their $3000 liquid cooled systems that they probably didnt even build correctly. laptops will not last as long as a desktop, and replacing motherboards in them are way harder than a desktop, but i dont care that much. later today i will be throwing my computer in a back pack to go do work and play games at some one's house later today, my desktop would be just about impossible to drag around.
dlev
dlev 21 दिवसापूर्वी
I ditched my mbp for a maxed out Mini and haven’t looked back
Ashlar Johnston
Ashlar Johnston 21 दिवसापूर्वी
That's so cool you use a laptop to I have a gaming laptop 😉.
Al Paca
Al Paca 21 दिवसापूर्वी
I am a 3d designer in the construction industry using Revit, inventor and autocad..... I work entirely on a laptop. Granted it's a very expensive high end laptop but it is still a laptop. Laptops might never be able to compare to high end desktops but they're more than capable for most workloads
Chris Lhamon
Chris Lhamon 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
I just bought a Dell D3100, and I hate to say that it's working great on my $400 HP laptop with a broken screen. I wasn't expecting that. I will get a better laptop eventually and probably not build a new desktop like I was planning. Thanks for the video! Update: You can probably get a 3rd monitor if you plug it into the HDMI port on the laptop. I can get 4 monitors and the original laptop screen working. I don't need that though.
_Victor_
_Victor_ 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
I use a keyboard and a mouse for my PC wich is a laptop, I m now looking for a monitor btw that ultra wide of yours is nice.
Sgt SealCluber
Sgt SealCluber 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
26:03 The main reason communism doesn't work. 😁
Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
GASP actually useful information without a video title of ''how to get started on youtube'' or ''tutorial for editing'' etc. that usually leave a lot to be desired. :P jsut real raw useful info... who would of thunk it.
Eric Geerders
Eric Geerders 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
Wow, this is great, I'm actually happy you did this. I have been doing this ever since I bought my laptop, an i5 with dual screen 4k dock so three screens, two for my office virtual desktop and one for zoom calls. I honestly cannot live without it now.
TabalugaDragon
TabalugaDragon 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
you can make your laptop MUCH cooler(or perform better) by undervolting the CPU and GPU. GPU undervolting does wonders honestly
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