These two allow me to use my work laptop and private desktop fully interchangeably at home:
- Three monitors are all connected via DP to the desktop and now via HDMI to the laptop: one directly and two more via the above USB-C to double HDMI splitter. The splitter uses DisplayPort alternate mode with MST (multi-stream), so the screens are all independent and not mirrored.
- All peripheral hardware is plugged into the Anker hub, which is independently powered.
- Both computers have a USB A-B cable going to the hub, with only one B-end plugged into the hub at a time.
This allows to simply plug the correct B connector into the hub and power up either of the computers, and I have my full desktop setup to work with. Takes seconds to switch between the two. Much better than my previous setup (monitors split between the two computers and using Synergy to move the mouse between them), basically now I'll barely ever use the desktop again and mostly work and game with the uber-powerful Dell Precision so helpfully provided by my employer