Notebook computing upgraded to full potential
The HP Compaq L2311c 23-inch Notebook Docking Monitor is a LED backlit LCD display with port replication, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0, that provides an exceptionally universal and affordable desktop experience for notebook users on-the-go. Ideal for those that need to be mobile, in shared or permanent work spaces - notebook users now have a place to settle in and get down to business without extra power cords, docking station compatibility issues or IT hassles. The HP Compaq L2311c Notebook Docking Monitor provides a built-in HD webcam, video and audio inputs, Ethernet and integrated USB connectivity, and HP Smart AC Adapter cable for power pass-through charging in one innovative and stylish monitor.
Great docking solution, once you work out the kinks
Pros: We purchased 6 of these as a docking option for our new order of HP ultrabooks and, possibly, for our Macs. While I only had limited success with the Macs, once I tweaked some of the driver settings, the Windows 7/8 PC's worked like champs.
Cons: At first I couldn't get the ethernet port to work for any Windows 7/8 build. The fix was to have the network adapter settings tweaked in the device properties. The setting for USB bandwidth needed to be set from "Maximum" to "Shared". After that, everything worked great. I did lose a measure of sanity in the process though. ;)
Other Thoughts: After figuring out the network issue, my people here are happy and love the extra monitor. After having them in use for almost 2 months now, I haven't heard a single complaint... Except from the Mac people. Because all they get is the $1000 option from Apple.
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