USB-C/Thunderbolt to HDMI on Latife Pro 15.6" with Linux latest kernel

Hello Everyone,

I am have a quote and thinking about buying a PCS Latife Pro 15.6" for running Linux. Can anyone advise about using a second HDMI external monitor using Thunderbolt4? I will run the first HDMI external display from the HDMI port and the laptop display will be disabled. I will using the latest Linux kernel >=5.13 with LinuxMint (Edge if needed.) The laptop is for general data processing using Lyx, Latex and R knitr and ggplot2 graphics which is quite CPU intensive at times.

The spec will be very similar to that inÉ®-pro-can-run-xubuntu.88626/ which is alleged to work well with Linux but with different SSD and memory. (I think this Latife Pro may be Clevo NS50MU.)

The spec is in summary:
Chassis & Display Lafité Pro Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 60Hz 72% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU) Intel® CoreTM i7 Quad Core Processor i7-1165G7 (2.8GHz, 4.7GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM) 16GB Corsair 2666MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card Integrated Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
1st M.2 SSD Drive 1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)

1 x ThunderboltTM 4, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type C), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x USB 2.0
LAN 1 x RJ-45 jack
Display 1 x HDMI, 1 x ThunderboltTM 4
Microphone-IN 1 x 2-in-1 Audio jack (Headphone / Microphone)
DC-in 1
Powered USB Via ThunderboltTM 4

I have three questions about which I would like any advice or answers:

1. By what means should I connect the second HDMI to the laptop with ThunderboltTM 4 or USB. (I have been pleased with a PCS UltranoteIII: Clevo N240JU, for six years and have 2 external monitors using the VGA & HDMI ports.)
I will be using two 1920x1080 monitors which support HDMI but not Displayport); later I might buy 4K monitors. I have no experience of Thunderbolt or USB-C.

2. Will PCS DS110 USB-C Docking Hub 3 x USB 3.0.1, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ45, 1 x TYPE-C PD (£28) work with the latest Linux kernel and external HDMI, does anyone know? As an alternative should I use a Thunderbolt to HDMI cable, if so, which one is known to work?

3. I wonder will the BIOS support a. Virtualisation to be enabled, b. Secure Boot to be disabled. I will use rEFInd as the boot loader. I have heard that PCS may alter the Clevo BIOS to remove the ability to control hardware virtualisation.

4. Any observations about the memory and SSD would be much appreciated.

Thanks for your help. Kind wishes, Ian.
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