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Due to the fact that this is novelty on the market, it would be not that easy to find exacly what you want but Elgato Thunderbolt Dock is relatively close. We can expect that they will release similar model with Thunderbolt 3. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports Built-in HDMI port Built-in Gigabit Ethernet Three USB 3.0 ports


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This cannot exist. If it's connected via USB, then it's connected via USB, no matter what it looks like and only software could provide the illusion of a "physical port". Actually, I think I missed an important pat of your question: The old software runs in a virtual machine, so all you need is for your virtual machine to expose the USB-connected ports as ...


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First of all, I would make sure that you aren't circumventing any policies by using hardware rather than software, but I'll assume that the powers that be simply don't want you installing things on those laptops. It sounds like you are looking for an IP KVM or KVM over IP. The cost of such hardware may be more than you are hoping, but I think these ...


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You want a KVM over IP device. Something similar to TRIPP LITE B055-001, would work (assuming, in this case, the server has PS/2 ports for the keyboard and mouse). This model is about $120. There are USB enabled ones as well, such as the StarTech SV5USBM, which has only one USB connection. Adding on more connectors raises the price from about $100 to ...


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Note: Typical docking station has 2-4 USB ports, sometimes 5-6. Option 1 Cable Matters® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station with 6-Port USB Hub Score: (✓) Connection:one cable to the USB 3.0/2.0 port of your computer. (✓) it has 6 USB 3.0 ports (additionally to the connecting port) (X) it hasn't USB 2.0 ports (✓) Gigabit Ethernet (✓) HDMI (...


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Question: Do your monitors have multiple inputs? My Acers take HDMI, DVI & VGA. I have plugged my work laptop in on HDMI, personal laptop to DVI. A third antique computer connects to the VGA. The main desktop (where Windows bar sits) is on left monitor, but MacBook Pro’s main display is the right monitor. Both laptops extend their desktops onto the ...


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If it's just for just for reading some hard drives as you stated in your requirements, a simple universal USB to SATA adapter is more than enough. These have both IDE and SATA interfaces as well as an external power brick to to provide the power that desktop drives need. Most are able to support both 3.5" (desktop) and 2.5" (laptop) drives. USB 3.0 ensures ...


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I can definitely say that a Lenovo is a great laptop for work from my own personal experience. I had a Lenovo and thoroughly enjoyed it. Because businesses tend to buy new laptops only so often I would get a rather powerful one to start. The one I recommend is this: Lenovo p70. This laptop is very nice for productivity. Although it feels weird spending a ...


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