I'm starting a new job soon where the device I'll receive is a Dell XPS laptop with USB C type connectors, I believe it'll be something similar to the Dell XPS 15 lineup.
I have two Dell U2414H "Ultrasharp" monitors, these are both connected to my computer's GPU through an HDMI and a DisplayPort cable. My mouse and keyboard are both using USB 3 and USB 2, I believe. Right now, all these devices/monitors connect directly into the back of my computer's motherboard and GPU, respectively and have worked for years without issue.
My current desktop computer does not have USB C ports, but I may be upgrading it in a few months to a case/mobo with that functionality.
From the copious amount of googling I've been doing, I've come across either Docking Stations or KVM "Switches", but the latter seem to be very expensive, and the former... well I'm not really sure what I need there, hence this post. I've found a few docking stations like this product on Amazon, a 12 in 1 USB hub that seems to have 2 HDMI ports.
What I'm looking for is a device or other solution, effectively:
- A device that lets me plug in 2 monitors, a keyboard and a mouse (also a pair of headphones and a webcam, if possible)
- This device then plugs into both my desktop computer (standard USB) and my work laptop (most likely all USB C ports, so I'd assume USB-USB C/USB C-USB adapters will be necessary)
- I can then easily swap between both my work laptop and personal computer at the push of a button on said-device. If not possible, I could just swap a cable between both devices whenever necessary
- Doesn't cost as much as a new laptop
Are there any devices/combination of devices that let me do such a thing?