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ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video - Overview

ThinkPad USB Port Replicator

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video (45K1610* - United States) provides a quick and easy connection to the workspace peripherals you use every day. Simply plug in the USB cable for access to your monitor, Internet connection/LAN, headphones/speakers, USB printer, keyboard, mouse, and other USB devices.

Features and benefits:

  • Compact and sleek mini-tower design - Reduces footprint on desk.
  • Hot pluggable - Dock and undock, or connect and disconnect, devices without rebooting the system.
  • DVI-I monitor output - Supports the following DVI digital or VGA analog resolutions:
    • 16:10 wide - 1920 x 1200
    • 16:9 wide - 1920 x 1080 (native 1080p HD support)
    • Supports lower resolutions at higher refresh rates.
  • Includes a DVI-to-VGA monitor adapter for connecting VGA analog monitors.
  • Independent monitor operation between USB Port Replicator and the ThinkPad system display and ThinkPad monitor ports.
    • USB Port Replicator does not disable the ThinkPad system display or the ThinkPad monitor ports, thereby allowing for multiple monitors.
    • Three Multiple Monitor Configuration Example:
      • ThinkPad display is active (1st monitor)
      • Monitor attached to the ThinkPad monitor port (2nd monitor)
      • Monitor attached to the USB Port Replicator (3rd monitor)
  • Two display mode settings, allowing users to switch with the push of a button, supporting: mirror "clone" display mode and extended "strech" display mode
    • When in extended display mode; users may may choose the ThinkPad system display or the USB Port Replicator external monitor to function as the primary monitor.
  • One forward-facing USB 2.0 port - Ideal for use with memory keys and other quick access devices. This USB 2.0 port is backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices.
  • Four rear-facing USB 2.0 ports - Ideal for most USB devices, including printers, keyboards, and mice. These USB 2.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 1.1 devices.
  • Integrated 10/100M Ethernet - For Internet/LAN connectivity. No external adapter required.
  • Stereo headphone-out jack for speakers and headphones.
  • Cable lock slot for physical security
  • Supports Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista 32 / Vista 64 (in normal and Aero modes) and Windows 7
  • Includes an AC power adapter.
    • AC Power adapter varies by country. Service parts has a listing of the various country part numbers for the ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video.
  • One-year warranty.

The ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video (45K1610) replaces the Lenovo Enhanced USB Port Replicator


Supported Refresh Rates at various resolutions and color depth
Resolution Refresh Rates at 16-bit, 32-bit color depth
640 x 480 60 Hz
800 x 600 60, 75 Hz
1024 x 768 60, 75 Hz
1280 x 720 60 Hz
1280 x 768 60 Hz
1280 x 800 60 Hz
1280 x 1024* 60, 75 Hz
1400 x 900 60 Hz
1400 x 1050 60 Hz
1600 x 1200 60 Hz
1680 x 1050 60 Hz
1920 x 1080 (1080p HD) 60 Hz
1920 x 1200 60 Hz


  • For 1280 x 1024 resolution, the USB Port Replicator operates at the highest supported refresh rate of the attached monitor. For example, a 60Hz-only monitor operates at 60Hz.
  • The following resolutions are not supported. If the monitor operates at one of the following native resolutions, adjust display settings to a supported resolution. Unsupported resolutions include: 1600 x 900, 1360 x 768 and 1366 x 768
  • The ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video User Guide includes information on video output modes and external monitor resolutions.
Physical specifications
  • ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video
    • Approximate height: 174 mm (6.9 in)
    • Approximate width: 158 mm (6.2 in)
    • Approximate depth: 57 mm (2.2 in)
    • Approximate weight: 0.34 kg (0.7 lb)
  • ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video packaged in a carton:
    • Approximate height: 100 mm (3.9 in)
    • Approximate width: 300 mm (11.7 in)
    • Approximate depth: 165 mm (6.4 in)
    • Approximate weight: 0.82 kg (1.8 lb)



1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 28 Jul 2009 (Worldwide - except for Brazil)
  • Availability date: 31 Jul 2009 (United States)
  • Availability date: 08 Sep 2009 (Worldwide except United States, Brazil)
  • Effective withdrawal date: January 2011 (Asia Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Latin America)


Software requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows XP


Hardware compatibility
Machine Type - Models
IdeaPad S9, S9e, S10, S10e
Lenovo G530
Lenovo N500
ThinkPad Edge 13, 14, 15
ThinkPad L410, L510
ThinkPad L412, L512
ThinkPad R400, R500
ThinkPad SL300, SL400, SL410, SL500, SL510
ThinkPad T400, T400s, T410, T410s, T500, T510
ThinkPad W500, W510, W700, W700ds, W701
ThinkPad X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X201, X201s, X201 Tablet
ThinkPad X300, X301


  • ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video
  • DVI-to-VGA monitor adapter (allows attachment of VGA analog monitor to the USB Port Replicator DVI-I monitor connector)
  • AC Power adapter (varies by country)
  • USB cable
  • Publications


Agency approvals
  • FCC
  • CE
  • KCC
  • C-tick
  • BSMI
  • VCCI
  • CB
  • UL+cUL
  • NOM
  • TUV-type approval


  • ThinkPad switchable graphic systems does not support simultaneous attachment of the ThinkPad USB Port Replicator with Digital Video and the Lenovo USB-to-DVI Monitor Adapter (45K5296)
  • Dock should be installed under XP SP3 and VISTA. For XP SP2, two patches should be installed first due to Microsoft limitation. To download these patches, link to:
  • When dock is 'Extend Only' or 'Extend Primary' display mode cannot exchange integrated graphic and external graphic on hybrid graphic system, such as, some types of R400, R500, T400, and T500.
  • Cannot set dock monitor to 'Extend Primary' mode via Presentation Director (Fn+F7 hot key).
  • When you play back DVD, some system may pop-up message 'Copy Protection' appears on external monitor.
  • Does not support external screen rotation.
  • Do not recommend changing display mode when video is running.
  • DVD cannot play back on external monitor under XP with extend mode.
  • External primary mode cannot be applied with INTEL graphics under XP due to INTEL limitation.
  • When you play back DVD and unplug dock, sound turns to PC speaker, re-insert the dock, sound will not return back to replicator automatically. To change to dock output, manually configurate by dock GUI.
  • Does not support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).


Additional product information
Configuration files - Relevant downloads and drivers for your product
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
Publications - User's guide for your product
Lenovo Support: Docking Stations and Port Replicators: Reference Guide - A list of other docking stations and port replicators
Lenovo Support: 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).
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.

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Document ID : PD012159
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-72822
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