(Update: Changed the maximum supported resolution to 2048x1152)\n\tLenovo's\u00a0ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock\u00a0makes it simple for\u00a0laptop-toting mobile workers to keep\u00a0all of their computer\u00a0peripherals connected when in the office or at a desk. The dock connects to\u00a0your laptop via\u00a0a single USB 3.0 cable,\u00a0and it\u00a0has five additional\u00a0USB 3.0 ports, a gigabit Ethernet port and a stereo microphone port. Lenovo says the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock supports two external 2048x1152 high-resolution displays, and it uses the latest DL-3900 graphics chip from DisplayLink.\n\tThe dock comes with a USB 3.0 cable to connect your laptop and\u00a0a DVI-to-VGA\u00a0adaptor\u00a0for use with\u00a0VGA monitors. The Dock also ships with\u00a0a slim power\u00a0plug. Despite its ThinkPad\u00a0name, the\u00a0Lenovo dock works perfectly well with laptops from other computer makers.\n\tThe back of the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock. Note the\u00a0three USB 3.0 ports. Two more USB 3.0 ports are located on the front of the device.\n\tUsing the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock\n\tI usually use an older\u00a0USB-to-DVI adaptor from DisplayLink\u00a0to connect two of my displays to my PC. My laptop only has USB 2.0 ports, but\u00a0I decided to\u00a0use it along with the 3.0 dock to\u00a0see how it compared to\u00a0my ageing adaptors. I connected\u00a0my two 23-inch LCD displays (Update: With 1920x1080 resolution each) to the two DVI ports on the Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock.\n\tThe improved display responsiveness when using the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock was stunning.\u00a0The slight-but-annoying lags I used to see when using the mouse to make small adjustments on the screen were gone completely. I saw data transfer speeds of\u00a0only 20MBps when\u00a0copying a 4GB DVD image to my laptop from a shared folder on a NAS, but the relatively slow speed\u00a0was because of my\u00a0USB 2.0 port; the\u00a0USB 3.0 ports should offer comparable performance Gigabit Ethernet ports.\n\tThe unorthodox shape of the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock is\u00a0obvious\u00a0when the device is placed on its side.\n\tAnother photo of the ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock.\n\tThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock: Conclusion\n\tIn addition to the smooth display performance, I really like the\u00a0Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock's design. The team at Lenovo\u00a0built the dock in\u00a0an irregular shape that prevents it from easily toppling over. A power button\u00a0on top of the\u00a0Dock can be used to turn it off,\u00a0and a tiny red LED on the front\u00a0lets you know when\u00a0it is switched on. A Kensington lock slot can be used to secure your laptop to a desk or other surface. (Check out the following video for more on the dock's design.) \n\tThe Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock\u00a0costs $179.99, which is a reasonable price. I\u2019m still trying to decide\u00a0if I want to purchase a new, more\u00a0powerful laptop or build a desktop environment to properly support my current\u00a0multi-monitor\u00a0setup. If I do settle for the former option, I\u2019ll definitely be\u00a0using\u00a0the Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock.