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ThinkPad Digital Video Interface (DVI) and DVI Pass-Through

Overview
  • Selected ThinkPad models offer Digital Video Interface (DVI) ports or provide DVI Pass-Through capability.
  • This allows two monitors to attached to selected ThinkPad models.
  • Two large size flat panel monitors allows more data to be displayed, which helps increase user productivity.

Dual ThinkVision 2240p + ThinkPad T500

ThinkPad W700, W700ds with DVI Port:
  • ThinkPad W700, W700ds offers three monitor ports: VGA (analog), Dual-Link DVI-D (digital) and DisplayPort
  • Up to two monitors can be attached to these three ports.
  • Dual-Link DVI-D and DisplayPort supports up to 2560 x 1600 screen resolution.
  • ThinkPad W700 Mini Dock (43R8782) also offers three monitor ports: VGA (analog), Dual-Link DVI-D (digital) and DisplayPort.

Notes:

  • DisplayPort to Single-Link DVI-D Monitor Cable (45J7915) is not supported by the ThinkPad W700, W700ds or ThinkPad W700 Mini Dock (43R8782)
  • A DVI-to-VGA monitor adapter is not supported on the Dual-Link DVI-D monitor connector. DVI-to-VGA monitor adapters are supported on DVI-I only, not DVI-D ports.
ThinkPad and DVI Pass-Through using ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock (2504) and ThinkPad Advanced Dock (2503)
  • Selected ThinkPad models offer DVI Pass-Through capability.
  • This allows two monitors to attach to a:
  • The first monitor must be analog and attaches to the VGA port on the dock.
  • The second monitor must be digital and attaches to the DVI-D port on the dock.
  • The ThinkPad display is disabled (screen is blank).

The following ThinkPads are supported by the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock (2504) and ThinkPad Advanced Dock (2503).
The table lists which ThinkPad systems support DVI Pass-through.

ThinkPadIntegrated Graphics Models

Discrete Graphics Models

R60 No Yes
R61, R61i 14-inch Yes Yes
R61, R61i 15-inch No Yes
R400 Yes Yes
R500 No Yes
T60 Yes Yes
T60p Yes Yes
T61 Yes Yes
T61p Integrated Graphic Models are not offered Yes
T400 Yes Yes
T500 Yes Yes
W500 Integrated Graphics Models are not offered Yes
Z60t No No
Z60m, Z61m No Yes
Z61t Selected models No

Notes:

  • R60e and R61e not compatible to ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock (2504) or ThinkPad Advanced Dock (2503).
  • Integrated are Intel graphic models and Discrete are ATI or NVIDIA graphics models.
  • Graphics can be determined by Settings within Display Properties.
  • A DVI-to-VGA monitor adapter is not supported on the ThinkPad Dock DVI-D port.
  • DVI-to-VGA monitor adapters are supported on DVI-I ports, not DVI-D ports.
  • Maximum supported monitor resolutions, analog (VGA) and digital (DVI-D), are determined by the ThinkPad system.
  • Maxium resolutions can be determined by Settings within Display Properties.

  • Alias ID: MIGR-72148
  • Document ID: HT002333
  • Last Updated :17-06-14
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