XPS 13 9550 external device connectivity/adapter

Aydin7

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The laptop is for use as a computer which I will plug my keyboard, mouse, monitor and Ethernet into while at my dorm but then unplug and take out on campus to lectures etc.

Things I'll need to plug in whilst in my dorm are:

-3.0 keyboard+mouse
-Ethernet cable
-25inch 1440p monitor at 60fps
-Connectivity:
■ 2 HDMI(MHL) connector
1 Mini DisplayPort
1 DisplayPort (version 1.2)
1 DisplayPort out (MST)
1 Audio Line out (connect your speakers)
5 USB 3.0 ports - Downstream (4 at the back, 1 with battery charging)
1 USB 3.0 port - Upstream

The laptop has 2 usb 3.0 ports, 1 Thunderbolt 3 port, 1 HDMI port(gen 1.4)
Is there a way to do all this with one plug but not impair/bottleneck the performance of the devices? E.g. thunderbolt dock that includes Ethernet, monitor port and two usb 3. If this isn't possible, any advice on how to connect the monitor, and a good Ethernet adapter is appreciated.

Thanks for any help/suggestions.
 

USAFRet

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The manufacturer of your laptop would be a good place (the only place) to start.

For instance, I have a dock for my Dell laptop at work. Click, lift it off. Go.
It obviously will not work with the previous HP laptop.
 

Aydin7

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I was unaware of this, how would I check a dock is compatible? Or where could I browse compatible docks.
 

USAFRet

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The manufacturer of your laptop would be a good place (the only place) to start.

For instance, I have a dock for my Dell laptop at work. Click, lift it off. Go.
It obviously will not work with the previous HP laptop.
 

Aydin7

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Since docks were so expensive I got a usb 3.0 to Ethernet and 3usb3.0 and a usb c to displayport port. Plug a play for £20.
 
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