I'm looking for a new laptop, used both for professional and personal use (target is core i7/16Go/any non Intel GPU).
I want to plug two external monitors (24" Full HD), while keeping GPU performance intact (for some games or some high resource consuming apps).
My current laptop (Dell latitude) has a very convenient proprietary docking station with everything required to make it works as exepcted.
However, I can see that recent laptops are either
- professional usage targeted (Lenovo T560, Dell XPS 15), with compatible docking station, but very expensive
- multimedia/gaming usage (Lenovo Y700, ...) with no specific docking station. Quite less expensive for same performances than the former.
In the second case, I'd buy a USB 3.1 docking station, to plug my monitors and common devices (keyboard, mouse, ...).
In this setup, is the internal GPU still the one that do the job (and then keep the performance whichever screen is used)? Or does the docking station has an inner GPU (which should probably be low performance) ?