Is there such a thing as a sort of universal docking station for laptop?
My daily driver is my almost-10-year-old thinkpad T420, but i also have another 9 or so year-old thinkpad t420 as well as a Dell inspiron 5000 series laptop…So while I’d like to use the docking station for my main thinkpad t420, is there a docking station that i can use for my dell laptop too? I don’t need anything fancy (like thunderbolt, etc.)…i just would like to connect a flat monitor to a docking station in order to enable my laptop to use an additional monitor (connecting a wider keyboard would be nice, but not needed too)…and then on occasion, maybe swap out my main thinkpad laptop for one of my other laptops…but still use the same docking station. So, is there such a thing as a basic but universal docking station?
Or, as an alternative…If there’s not such thing as a universal docking station, since i tend to buy enough thinkpads, is there a docking station that is best suited for thinkpads? (I’ve used enough docking stations at previous day jobs, but always paired with whatever work laptops I was given…but never had i ever purchased a docking station on my own, hence my naiveté.) Thanks in advance for any recommendations/suggestions!