Connecting BenQ EW3270U monitor with keyboard

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by HALE101, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. HALE101 macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Hey guys so this monitor does not have a usb type A port , if I wanted to connect my 2017 MacBook Pro to this via the usb c cable they provided but how do I connect the keyboard and mouse (sorry if this is a dumb question) . Do I need a cheap usb data hub and plug the usb transmitter to my MacBook Pro via the dongle or should I purchase a bluetooth keyboard and connect it to my MacBook Pro dongle . Will both of these options make the keyboard and mouse functional on the external monitor ? thanks
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    The mouse and keyboard work with the computer, the monitor does not use them. You can either plug them into the MacBook using dongles or you can buy a usb c hub and connect the monitor/mouse/keyboard etc to the hub and then have a one cable docking solution for your computer.

    Its a nice monitor and you can either go with a cheaper USB C hub or an expensive thunderbolt 3 hub. The USB C will be fine for the usage described above but you may get bandwidth issues with too many hard drives and other peripherals plugged into it. A thunderbolt dock will give you a fantastic docking solution but cost an arm and a leg.

    USB C hub something like this

    Thunderbolt 3 dock something like these
  3. HALE101 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Thank you so much for your reply

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