Not sure if this is the correct place to ask, my apologies if not.
I am looking to set up a new desk for myself. I have a Dell Latitude E7470 laptop and would like to have a docking station (Dell GNPHP
) that is set up through a KVM of some sort. My end goal is to have one toggle to switch between the laptop on the dock, and a desktop that is going to be swapped out regularly (I fix a wide variety of different computers for friends and family).
I will be purchasing two full HD monitors, and any advice on those is greatly appreciated as well. My desire is to have the least amount of cables and for the connections from the monitors to be DisplayPort.
I am seeking a solution that will let me switch dual monitors, possibly ethernet, a USB hub with logitech unified receiver, and audio. Ideally I would be able to use DisplayPort from the dock, and VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort from the desktop. I am trying to keep overall costs low and am not opposed to using a USB switch and wiring cables to the monitors for the dock and desktop and changing the input on the monitors. I have a few solutions in mind but am looking for ideas and if you all think my plans are a good idea.
Use the USB switch for ethernet and switch inputs on the monitors.
This KVM would be great but does not allow me to plug in non display port computers which I will be doing. It is also pretty expensive compared to option A. If I go this route I would appreciate suggestions to solve this problem.
Your clever ideas!
Thank you in advance!!