Thinkpad's have a dual DVI/DP docking station already..
ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (170W) (US/Canada/LA) 433830U
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The ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (170W) packs more power into the popular, full featured Mini Dock Plus. This version ships with the standard array of advanced features plus a 170 watt AC adapter, optimized for use with notebooks with Quad Core discrete graphics.
Features and Benefits:
Left corner alignment for easy system attachment
Convenient eject button for one-step system removal
6 USB 2.0 ports
Multiple video ports: 1 VGA monitor, 2 DVI, 2 DisplayPort
Note: Many systems allow for two of these video ports to be used simultaneously. Select systems, including those with NVIDIA Optimus technology, allow for up to three video ports on the dock to be used simultaneously. For more information on supported configuations, see www.lenovo.com/support/thinkpad/optimus-monitors
Audio ports: Analog microphone in, headphone out
e-SATA storage connector
RJ-45 Ethernet port
Integrated key lock and cable lock slot for physical security
Ships with a 170 watt ac adapter
Backed by a one-year warranty
Model name 433830U
Description ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (170W) (US/Canada/LA)
Web Price $269.99*
Limited warranty period One year
X1 is a mere toy, just like the mac air... anyhow, you should look at the W520 as a desktop replacement.. you will be able to get what you need.. I posted about why I believe the W520 to be a good choice here..
my complete setup, including lenovo monitors, replacing the 320GB with 750GB 7200RPM, and adding a msata 80GB... is about $4K... I am opting for fastest CPU, all RAM, bigger GPU, etc.. my laptops usually last me 2-3 years..
and you should still have a desktop, look at the lower Z Class. i.e. Z200... assuming of course you were looking at the Z600 or Z800..
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I currently have a W510 that I use for paper-trading. I decided to not have a laptop be a desktop replacement. After looking at a few Z's, I did narrow it down to a Z200. Good to hear that you feel it would be a good choice. I didn't buy it yet, but will soon. New desk just arrived which is next...
If you guys looking at multi display solution, might consider
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USB 2.0 UGA Multi Display adapter
sorry, may have pasted links and stuff, no promotion for specific product, you can get them on ebay between 40 and 70 bucks and this way if you running Vista or Win7 you can have upto 6 displays on your laptop, they plug-in into your USB ports, so it is pretty mobile and still cost effective solution
End choice of inputs is large VGA, DVI, HDMI etc..