ThinkPad Advanced Dock - Overview

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Features and specifications

The ThinkPad Advanced Dock (250310U* - United States) is ideal for notebook users who work with high-end graphics, multiple monitors, digital media, or who require a second optical or hard drive. Features of the ThinkPad Advance Dock include:

  • Left corner alignment for easy system attachment
  • Step-by-step LED's and convenient buttons for easy system ejection
  • Ultrabay Enhanced for device expansion - Supports the following bay options:
  • One half-size PCI Express card slot - Supports half-size PCI Express cards, including graphics adapters that enable multi-monitoring
  • Six-in-one media card reader; Supports xD, SD, CompactFlash, Multi Media Card, SmartMedia, and Memory Stick
  • Standard device ports - 5 USB 2.0 ports, 1 PS/2 port for mouse, serial, and parallel (keyboard supported via separately purchased Y cable)
  • Audio Ports - Microphone in, headphone out, S/PDIF (digital audio)
  • Video Ports - DVI-D (digital), VGA (analog) allow for two monitors (one digital and one analog) to attach. For more information, go to: ThinkPad Digital Video Interface (DVI) and DVI Pass-Through
  • Communication ports - Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) and modem (RJ-11)
  • Integrated key lock and cable lock slot physically secures the ThinkPad notebook and ThinkPad Advanced Dock.
    • The key lock and cable lock operate seperately
    • The cable lock secures the ThinkPad Advanced Dock to the workspace (desk, table, pole, furniture, wall)
    • The separate key lock, on the side of the ThinkPad Advanced Dock, secures the ThinkPad to the ThinkPad Advanced Dock.
      • To remove the ThinkPad, from the ThinkPad Advanced Dock, the user turns the seperate key. The user does not need to remove the cable lock from the ThinkPad Advanced Dock
  • Integrated power supply - Recharges the ThinkPad system battery while fueling all functions of the ThinkPad Advanced Dock

 

  • Notes:
    • Ultrabay Enhanced second ThinkPad hard drive requires an Hard disk drive (HDD) installation kit.
    • The DVI-D (digital) video port does not support attachment of a DVI-I to VGA monitor cable.
    • The ThinkPad Advanced Dock varies by country. Service parts has a listing of the various country part numbers for the ThinkPad Advanced Dock

     

  • Physical Specifications
    • Approximate height: 72 mm (2.8 in)
    • Approximate width: 361 mm (14.2 in)
    • Approximate depth: 373 mm (14.6 in)
    • Approximate weight: 2.8 kg (6.2 lbs)
  • Operating Environment
    • Temperature: 5 deg to 31.3 deg C (41 deg to 88 deg F)
    • Relative humidity: 8% to 95% (non-condensing)
  • Storage Environment
    • Temperature: 5 deg to 43 deg C (41 deg to 110 deg F)
    • Relative humidity: 8% to 95% (non-condensing)

Warranty

1 year Limited – customer carry-in exchange

  • Availability Date: September 2005
  • Discontinued, withdrawn from marketing: December 2009

Hardware compatibility
System
Machine - Models
ThinkPad R60 (14-inch and 15-inch standard)
Note: Integrated graphics models support all docking functions except DVI-D (digital) Pass-Through
All
ThinkPad R61, R61i (14-inch wide)
All

ThinkPad R61, R61i (15.4-inch wide and 15-inch standard)
Note: Integrated graphics models support all docking functions except DVI-D (digital) Pass-Through

All
ThinkPad R400 (14.1 inch wide)
All

ThinkPad R500 (15.4-inch wide)
Note: Integrated graphics models support all docking functions except DVI-D (digital) Pass-Through

All
ThinkPad T60, T60p (14-inch and 15-inch standard)
All
ThinkPad T60 (15.4-inch wide)
All
ThinkPad T61 (14-inch wide)
All
ThinkPad T61 (14-inch standard)
All
ThinkPad T61 (15.4-inch wide)
All
ThinkPad T400 (14.1-inch wide)
All
ThinkPad T500 (15.4-inch wide)
All
ThinkPad W500 (15.4-inch wide)
All
ThinkPad Z60m (15.4-inch wide)
Note: Integrated graphics models support all docking functions except DVI-D (digital) Pass-Through
All
ThinkPad Z60t
All
ThinkPad Z61m (15.4-inch wide)
Note: Integrated graphics models support all docking functions except DVI-D (digital) Pass-Through
All
ThinkPad Z61t (14-inch wide)
Note: Selected models support all docking functions except DVI-D (digital) Pass-Through
All

PCI-Express Graphics Adapter compatibility

The ThinkPad Advanced Dock (2503) supports the 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Dual-VGA or Dual-DVI, TV-out PCI-Express Graphics Adapter with the following ThinkPad system configurations:

  • T60, T60p (type 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 2007, 2008, 2613, 2623)
  • T60, T60p Widescreen (type 6369, 6370, 6371, 6372, 6373, 6374, 8741, 8742, 8743, 8744, 8745)
  • Z61e, Z61p, Z61m (type 0672, 0673, 0674, 9450, 9451, 9452, 9453)
  • Z61t (type 9440, 9441, 9442, 9443, 9448)

Installing the ATI X1300 graphics adapter in the ThinkPad Advanced Dock allows for multiple monitors to be attached to the ATI X1300 graphics adapter and to the monitor ports on the ThinkPad Advanced Dock. For more information on this configuration, the following documents are available:


Packaging
  • ThinkPad Advanced Dock with security keys
  • Power cord (varies by country)
  • RJ-11 Modem Cable
  • Travel bezel
  • Setup poster
  • User's guide
  • Warranty manual

Agency approvals
UL 2, CSA (C-UL), FCC, VCCI, CE (EC DoC), CB, BSMI, NOM, MIC, GOST, A-Tick, S-Mark

Additional product information
Service parts - Part number listing for your product
User's guide - Instruction manual for your product
Lenovo Support: Docking Stations and Port Replicators: Reference Guide - A list of other docking stations and port replicators
Lenovo Support: Replacement Security Keys - Describes information on replacement security keys
www.lenovo.com/accessoriesguide - 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).
ThinkPad Digital Video Interface (DVI) and DVI Pass-Through Support - Describes how to attach two monitors to the DVI-D (digital) and VGA (analog) video ports on the ThinkPad Advanced Dock
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.
42W4629, 26R9060, 26R9061


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Country Availability
AvailableWorldwide
Document ID : PD001127
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-61232
Last Updated :
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