16" MBP Setup Advice

kjgeraci

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Nov 8, 2011
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I am an old guy, who has had a MBP for a while and am brand new to the USB-C world. I will be receiving my new 16" MBPand a new 4k 27" monitor next week. I have given up on the idea of having a single cable solution due to the $300 price tag for a doc that will supply the right amount of power. I use the computer mainly for office work, no gaming and some video editing. My main question ... What would the best cable set up be?

Power brick to computer. TB3 to Display port or USB-C to HDMI ... does it matter? A cheap dock to facilitate USB drives and cables?

Thanks for your thoughts.
 
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Hexley

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Do you have a specific reason why you are buying the LG 27UL500-W?

Do you have problems with your eyesight?

There are monitors that has USB PD charging output of 90-100W

I use a dongle with a Ethernet and other ports port


I am an old guy, who has had a MBP for a while and am brand new to the USB-C world. I will be receiving my new 16" MBPand a new 4k 27" monitor next week. I have given up on the idea of having a single cable solution due to the $300 price tag for a doc that will supply the right amount of power. I use the computer mainly for office work, no gaming and some video editing. My main question ... What would the best cable set up be?

Power brick to computer. TB3 to Display port or USB-C to HDMI ... does it matter? A cheap dock to facilitate USB drives and cables?

Thanks for your thoughts.
 

kjgeraci

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 8, 2011
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Do you have a specific reason why you are buying the LG 27UL500-W?

Do you have problems with your eyesight?

There are monitors that has USB PD charging output of 90-100W

I use a dongle with a Ethernet and other ports port
No reason other than it being a 4k IPS at an affordable price. Do you know of a 4k monitor with 90-100w output, coming in under $550 (my max budget)?

Thanks!
 
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jerryk

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I am using a USB-C to Display port cable and a USB-C charger on a separate port. Works fine since I don't really care about high speed display refresh for doing basic business and programming tasks.
 
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Chronos___

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The Philips (346B1C) Monitor is curved, bigger (34"), 100hz and has an AV panel (which hasn't to be a bad thing) but has power delivery up to 100W which could be a feasible one cable solution. I don't know how many other monitors are there. A 27" IPS Panel with at least 100 hz and USB-C would be perfect (for me at least).
 
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