Choose Your Product
No Product SelectedSelect Product
ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W - Overview

ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W (433830U* - United States) is ideal for notebook users who have advanced computing requirements but demand a docking solution that is small and easy to use.

Features and benefits:

  • Left corner alignment for easy system attachment
  • Convenient eject button for one-step system removal
  • Six USB 2.0 ports
  • Five video ports:
    • Up to three, of the five, video ports can be used simultaneously:
    • VGA analog monitor supporting 1920 x 1200 resolution
    • Two Single-Link DVI-D digital monitor supporting 1920 x 1200 resolution
      • Single-Link DVI-D port does not support attachment of a DVI-to-VGA monitor adapter.
    • Two DisplayPort monitor supporting 2560 x 1600 resolution
      • Supports attachment (compatibility varies by ThinkPad system) of DisplayPort monitor cables; Using DisplayPort monitor cables reduces resolution to 1920 x 1200
  • Audio ports: Analog microphone in, headphone out
  • e-SATA storage connector
  • RJ-45 Ethernet port
  • Integrated key lock and cable lock slot physically secures the ThinkPad system and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 for Mobile Workstations
    • The cable lock and key lock operate seperately
    • The cable lock secures the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 to the workspace (desk, table, pole, furniture, wall)
    • The separate key lock, on the side of the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3, secures the ThinkPad to the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3
      • To remove the ThinkPad, from the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3, the user turns the seperate key. The user does not need to remove the cable lock from the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3
      • Includes two security keys
  • Compatible to Lenovo Easy Reach Monitor Stand
  • Includes a ThinkPad 170W AC Adapter
  • One-year warranty


  • DisplayPort monitor cable compatibility varies by ThinkPad system

Physical specifications:

  • ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W (4338-30U):
    • Approximate height: 56 mm (2.2 in)
    • Approximate width: 345 mm (14 in)
    • Approximate depth: 199 mm (7.8 in)
    • Approximate weight: 940g (2.1 lb)
  • ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 - 170W (4338-30U) packaged in a carton:
    • Approximate height: 85 mm (3.3 in)
    • Approximate width: 380 m (15.0 in)
    • Approximate depth: 250 mm (9.8 in)


Manuals  Version
 Release Date
(Multilingual) Safety and Warranty Guide (1.64 MB)
Jan 2013 1 Jan 2013
Setup poster (0.22 MB)
Jan 2013 11 Dec 2012


Operating environment:

  • Temperature: 0 degrees C (32 degrees F) to + 40 degrees C (104 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)

Storage environment:

  • Temperature: - 20 degrees C (- 4 degrees F) to + 60 degrees C (140 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (excluding rain)



1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 01 Mar 2011 (Country listing)
  • Availability date: 18 Mar 2011 (Country listing)


Hardware compatibility
Machine - Models
ThinkPad L412*, L420, L512*, L520
ThinkPad T400s, T410, T410i, T410s, T410si, T510, T510i
ThinkPad T520, T520i
ThinkPad W510, W520
ThinkPad X220





Agency approvals
FCC, CE, C-Tick, VCCI, BSMI, MIC (Korea), CB, UL + cUL


Additional product information
Service parts - Part number listing for your product
NVIDIA Optimus - ThinkPad Multiple Monitor Configurations: - Information about NVIDIA Optimus technology and multiple monitor configurations
Docking Stations and Port Replicators: Reference Guide - A list of other docking stations and port replicators
Replacement Security Keys - Describes information on replacement security keys
Stands, Arms, Mounts: Reference Guide - A list stands, arms and mounts
Power Adapters: Reference Guide - A list AC, AC/DC Power Adapters
Monitors - Reference Guide - A list of monitors
Lenovo ThinkVision Monitors ( - ThinkVision monitor information - Additional information on options and accessories. Includes the Docking Solutions Brochure, ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video Datasheet and the Option Compatibility Matrix (OCM).
NVIDIA Optimus ( - Information on NVIDIA's Optimus technology
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do try the following options:
1. Lenovo Assisted Search
2. Product usage and general troubleshooting tips
3. Lenovo Support Forum
4. Technical Support Call Centre

Country Availability
Document ID : PD014496
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-76767
Last Updated : 20 Mar 2014
Copyright © Lenovo 2013, all rights reserved
Select Task
Drivers & Software  
Guides & Manuals  
Diagnose & Fix  
Warranty & Services  

Driver Matrix
KnowledgeBase Featured Articles
Community KnowledgeBase
Community Forums
Lenovo EMC
Windows 8 Support