Can the MacBook be used with a Thunderbolt Display and be powered at the same time?

embotix

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Sep 10, 2016
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Asking for a friend.

;)

Seems that, with the current multiport adapters available, it would be easier to make this work with a different monitor that supported HDMI/VGA. Bleh.
 

ARK

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Jul 20, 2008
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I would like to know this as well. I assume with the appropriate adapter it would work. I may have a 2015 MacBook interacting with a 24" and/or a 27" thunderbolt display at some point later this year.
 
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Alexappleusa

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Apr 22, 2011
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I would like to know this as well. I assume with the appropriate adapter it would work. I may have a 2015 MacBook interacting with a 24" and/or a 27" thunderbolt display.
My understanding is no.

Oh wait, MacBook 2015/16 no, previous to that I don't see why not.
 

nordique

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the 2015/16 retina MacBooks don't support thunderbolt unfortunately

they will work with display port monitor though I believe (Cinema display)
 

ARK

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the 2015/16 retina MacBooks don't support thunderbolt unfortunately

they will work with display port monitor though I believe (Cinema display)
What would I need to connect my 2015 MacBook to my 24" Cinema Display?

USB-C to HDMI adapter then a HDMI to DisplayPort adapter? UGH...
 
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