Best way to connect peripherals to MacBook Pro Retina?

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  1. adelejjeh macrumors newbie

    adelejjeh

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    Hi All

    I have an Early-2015, 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I am looking for a good dock/docking station which can give me the following capability:
    • Connecting an ethernet cable
    • Connecting 2 DVI monitors or 1 DVI and 1 DisplayPort Monitors or atleast 1 DVI/DP and 1 HDMI monitor
    • Connecting peripharels (USB 3.0) etc...

    I would appreciate any input regarding what would be a good dock for this. I have seen a lot of docks online that provide HDMI and Thunderbolt ports, however none that provide DVI/DP ports.
     
  2. JTToft, Jan 25, 2016
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    JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Thunderbolt ports are compatible with Mini DisplayPort and, with an adaptor, with DVI. However, most if not all of the Thunderbolt docks only support two displays if at least one of them is an actual Thunderbolt display.

    Either:

    a) Get two Thunderbolt docks and daisy chain them, utilising one display on each dock, or
    b) Use more than one port on your MBP, or
    c) Go all in and get something completely different such as the Henge Docks Horizontal dock.

    Or, of course, replace one of your monitors with a Thunderbolt-equipped monitor.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Thunderbolt ports are also mini DP 1.2 ports....
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    If a docking station is what you're looking for, then I think the Henge may be a nice solution.
     
  5. v3nom macrumors member

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    AFAIK there is no TB dock that allows you to connect two (not TB) displays to it.
     
  6. zhenya macrumors 603

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  8. adelejjeh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate all your input I'll have a look at all your recommendations!
     

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