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17 inch laptop for Dell latitude E Port Plus Pro2x dock

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Greetings... Excuse me if this has been asked as I used the search feature and got 2 pages of stuff not related to what I want.

I can telework and use a dell latitude e7250 for work. I purchased a dock to have the same setup at home as I do at work. I would like to get a laptop for personal use, but with a 17 inch screen 1080i resolution that I can dock and reuse my dual monitors, keyboard and mouse like at work and when I telework. If 17 inch makes it so it will not fit the dock I can settle for a 15 inch as thats the chromebook I use with 1080i display. 

The seller on ebay I purchased the dock from says it will work with the following machines, in the bottom of my message. Its ok if the laptop is used, refurb, discontinued as it will be for web browsing, email, you tube those type of things. I tried looking up a few but they were 10, 12.5, 14 inch models and mostly discontinued. 

Thanks for reading and selling me if you got one or dell does on its site.  

 

Latitude: E4200, E4210, E4300, E4310, E5250, E5400, E5410, E5420, E5430, E5440, E5450, E5500, E5510, E5520, E5530, E5540, E5550, E5570, E6220, E6230, E6320, E6330, E6400, E6400 ATG, E6410, E6410 ATG, E6420, E6420 ATG, E6430, E6430 ATG, E6430s, E6440, E6500, E6510, E6520, E6530, E6540, E7240, E7250, E7440, E7450, ST, XT3 

Dell Precision: M2400, M2800, M4400, M4500, M4600, M4700, M4800, M6400, M6500, M6600, M6700, M6800 

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jphughan
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Re: 17 inch laptop for Dell latitude E Port Plus Pro2x dock

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The E-Port Plus can be used with any Dell system that has an E-Dock connector on its underside.  It's not limited to a certain physical laptop size.  More recent systems have dropped the E-Dock connector in favor of USB-C or Thunderbolt 3, but if you're buying used, there are plenty of systems available.  There are no 17-inch Latitude systems, so you'd have to look at Precision systems, and the only 17-inch Precision models are the very top end models, so expect to pay more for them even used when compared to other systems from the same era.  All of the Precision models you posted use the old model naming convention, but if memory serves, all of the M6xxx models use 17-inch displays and the M4xxx models use 15-inch displays, but simple Google searches for those model names will confirm.

The only other potential issue is that 17-inch Precision models use high-wattage AC adapters, anywhere from 130W to 350W depending on the model, so you'll need a high-wattage AC adapter plugged into the dock itself if you want the docking station to work properly with those systems.  In some cases, you need a higher-wattage AC adapter for the dock than you would need for the system itself -- for example, systems that can use a 90W AC adapter plugged directly into the system might require the dock to be powered by a 130W adapter in order to charge properly from a dock, because the dock needs some of that AC adapter capacity for itself.  But at the high end of the wattage range where you'll be, you might be able to use the same wattage for the dock that the system uses for direct connections. To test it out, whenever you buy your system, try plugging its AC adapter into the dock and then docking the system.  If the system charges, you're good to go and can buy another AC adapter of the same wattage if you want to have a spare.  If you see a message that the system isn't charging properly and/or that the dock isn't working properly because the AC adapter wattage is too low, then keep that AC adapter for when you want to plug it directly into the system and buy a higher wattage AC adapter to use with the dock.

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jphughan
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Re: 17 inch laptop for Dell latitude E Port Plus Pro2x dock

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The E-Port Plus can be used with any Dell system that has an E-Dock connector on its underside.  It's not limited to a certain physical laptop size.  More recent systems have dropped the E-Dock connector in favor of USB-C or Thunderbolt 3, but if you're buying used, there are plenty of systems available.  There are no 17-inch Latitude systems, so you'd have to look at Precision systems, and the only 17-inch Precision models are the very top end models, so expect to pay more for them even used when compared to other systems from the same era.  All of the Precision models you posted use the old model naming convention, but if memory serves, all of the M6xxx models use 17-inch displays and the M4xxx models use 15-inch displays, but simple Google searches for those model names will confirm.

The only other potential issue is that 17-inch Precision models use high-wattage AC adapters, anywhere from 130W to 350W depending on the model, so you'll need a high-wattage AC adapter plugged into the dock itself if you want the docking station to work properly with those systems.  In some cases, you need a higher-wattage AC adapter for the dock than you would need for the system itself -- for example, systems that can use a 90W AC adapter plugged directly into the system might require the dock to be powered by a 130W adapter in order to charge properly from a dock, because the dock needs some of that AC adapter capacity for itself.  But at the high end of the wattage range where you'll be, you might be able to use the same wattage for the dock that the system uses for direct connections. To test it out, whenever you buy your system, try plugging its AC adapter into the dock and then docking the system.  If the system charges, you're good to go and can buy another AC adapter of the same wattage if you want to have a spare.  If you see a message that the system isn't charging properly and/or that the dock isn't working properly because the AC adapter wattage is too low, then keep that AC adapter for when you want to plug it directly into the system and buy a higher wattage AC adapter to use with the dock.

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