Thunderbolt dock

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by squeeb, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. squeeb

    squeeb Notebook Enthusiast

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    Are there any docks that will power on an R13 without needing to open the lid? It seems like a glaring omission on the AGA.
     
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    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    There arent any.
     
  3. gschneider

    gschneider Notebook Evangelist

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    I just power on my laptop then close it.

    I have sent it in windows power profile that when the system is plugged in then when the lid is closed it does nothing.
     
  4. squeeb

    squeeb Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yea, I do the same. Was just curious - maybe the next gen AGA will have this functionality.

    Thanks
     
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    Its not because of the AGA but the laptop os actually unable to powerup with the lid closed. It can only powerup without the reed switch not being activated by the magnetin the screen lid.
     
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    To bad AW/Dell hasn’t implemented the same dock port latitudes have. Would be a excellent option.
     
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    Yea - for a premium laptop this seems to be missing some basic functionality.
     
  8. rinneh

    rinneh Notebook Virtuoso

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    What is it lacking? YOu ahve all the ports you can need. Only you cannot power the laptop on externally. You cannot do that with pretty much any laptop out there these days.
     
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    If you notice he is agreeing with my comment about the dell dock port on latitudes, which is a nice feature.
     
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    Alienware has the AGA port instead. So i dont get the fuzz tbh.
     
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