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December 5th, 2023 18:00

Switching Device for Laptops

Looking for a recommendation on switching device or other solution...

I work remotely and my employer provided me with a Latitude 7320 laptop, a Dell Dock WD19S, and two Dell P2419H monitors. Personally, I own an Inspiron 15 3511. I would like a solution to use one mouse, one keyboard, both monitors for both laptops that doesn't require manually swapping equipment. 

I read about switching devices and I am curious if one of these is a potential solution.

Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Dottie

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December 5th, 2023 19:28

If your Inspiron has the optional USB-C output, there are USB-C switches you can use.  If it does not, the problem is that the system doesn't support video output over USB -- you may be able to come up with a solution using a displaylink adapter, but you will have a challenge to solve in getting that to work through the docking station -- you will almost certainly end up needing a direct connection separately to the monitor from the Inspiron.  The Latitude should have no problem sending video out through its USB-C/Thunderbolt port.

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