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I recently got an Omen laptop that I want to replace my desktop with. I have 3 usbs ports and 1 hdmi port. I would like it to be similar to a "docking station" setup where the laptop remains closed and you work from the keyboard/mouse/dual monitors. If I have to incorporate the laptop display in the mix that is an option. I imagine I need a wireless/bluetooth keyboard/mouse and can use the HDMI port for 1 monitor. Not sure where to go from there assuming that is the right way to start.


I don't know if any of this matters but this is the thread for the laptop:

https://slickdeals.net/f/10725387-select-walmart-stores-hp-omen-15-6-laptop-i7-7700hq-gtx-1050ti-499-availability-may-vary?v=1

I have 2 of these monitors:

https://www.officedepot.com/a/pro..._-11263938

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you could use a Targus port replicator but they don't come cheap. As far as closing the lid you actually have to set that under the control panel and power. I don't recommend this because of the price but it does work on the Dell Latitude 7480 model which basically abandoned the docks that previous models had.
http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/sh...3507618382
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you could use a Targus port replicator but they don't come cheap. As far as closing the lid you actually have to set that under the control panel and power. I don't recommend this because of the price but it does work on the Dell Latitude 7480 model which basically abandoned the docks that previous models had.
http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/sh...3507618382
Would this work at all?

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matt...B00BPEV1XK

I suppose all I really need is a way to hook up the 2nd monitor. I assume a bluetooth/wifi keyboard & mouse would connect to the laptop.
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We have a bunch of people at my office that do exactly what you are describing.

We use something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Wavlink-Un...05412SKBZC

Everything plugs into the dock. You then plug your power and one USB cable into the laptop. (You can also have 3 screens if you leave your laptop open.)

Word to the wise... Just make sure that your monitors have the inputs for the dock. (We had one guy order a dock with only HDMI+mini port. Neither of his monitors had miniport. No biggie other than the $12 and a couple of days wait for a miniport to HDMI adapter.)
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We have a bunch of people at my office that do exactly what you are describing.

We use something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Wavlink-Un...05412SKBZC

Everything plugs into the dock. You then plug your power and one USB cable into the laptop. (You can also have 3 screens if you leave your laptop open.)

Word to the wise... Just make sure that your monitors have the inputs for the dock. (We had one guy order a dock with only HDMI+mini port. Neither of his monitors had miniport. No biggie other than the $12 and a couple of days wait for a miniport to HDMI adapter.)
I think this should do the trick. Just out of curiosity, will a cable need to run from the router into the Ethernet port on this thing? Not a problem just need to make sure I have a spare Ethernet cable.
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I think this should do the trick. Just out of curiosity, will a cable need to run from the router into the Ethernet port on this thing? Not a problem just need to make sure I have a spare Ethernet cable.
You can use wireless on your laptop (just like using wireless mice and keyboards.) If you have ethernet near where you will be using it, it wouldn't hurt. (1000 Mbps vs whatever your wireless speed is.)

We also just use wired keyboards and mice at work due to the fact the docks don't move and they are too cheap to pay for batteries.
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