An external display for a 2016 macbook pro 13" ?

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  1. frenchmacuser macrumors newbie

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    Hello again! I've just bought a new macbook pro 13" without the touch bar and I'm searching for a good external screen to replace my current Apple thunderbolt display. Does anyone know which display I could buy in the limit of about 800 euros? Thanks for your suggestions!
     
  2. SumNextGai macrumors newbie

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    Depends on what you're looking for. 4K? Ultrawide? 1080p? USB Type-C connectivity I'm assuming?
     
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  4. frenchmacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @SumNextGai I'd like a screen that would be optimized for my mbp. Therefore, yes, with a usb-c connectivity.
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    I'm currently looking at this model and it seems pretty good.
     
  5. pmouritz macrumors member

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    Acer H277HU 27"
    Philips B-line 25" (258B6QUEB)
    Lenovo Thinkvision X1 27" and 4K but expensive
    Or as al ready mentioned LG 27UD88

    All of the above has USB-C connectivity, allowing both video and charging. Personally, I'm going for the Acer H277HU do to its price as well as design. However, I just missed a massive discount, so I'm holding off until the price is right.
     
  6. frenchmacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your suggestions. I'm about to receive my macbook pro. At this moment, I'll be able to connect it to my Apple thunderbolt display and I'll test it to know if I finally buy a new display or wait a little. What are your thoughts about it?
     
  7. pmouritz macrumors member

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    Regarding the Apple Thunderbolt Display, up until now I think you would have needed some kind of workaround including various of adapters.. However, a quick Google search just showed be that a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C format) to Thunderbolt 2 has been released recently.

    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MMEL2AM/A/thunderbolt-3-usb-c-to-thunderbolt-2-adapter?

    Then I see no problems why hour new Macbook Pro shouldn't work with your current Apple Thunderbolt Display ;) However, I still think you will need to have you USB-C charging cable plugged in to charge.
     
  8. frenchmacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've just bought an adaptator. I'm waiting for my new mbp. :)
     
  9. pmouritz macrumors member

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    However, for people like me with a regular rMB 2016 (or 2015), our USB-C is just a USB 3.1 and not a Thunderbolt 3.. *sigh*
     

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