Connecting to Thunderbolt Display

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Lemondropcr, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Lemondropcr macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2018

    Can anyone offer any advice on the following please?

    We have an early 2015 macbook with one usb c socket.

    We would like to connect this to a 2013 Thunderbolt display.

    What we are unsure of is that if this is possible which adapter would be required? Ideally one that also has a socket for the usb c charger?

    Any advice much appreciated.

  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The 2015-2017 MacBook has only USB-C. It does not support the use of Thunderbolt devices whatsoever, so there's no way to use that display with it.
  3. Lemondropcr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2018

    Many thanks for your help.

    I will look for an alternative display.


  4. puma1552 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2008
    can a macbook connect to an older 24" LED ACD with mini displayport? last i checked there were inelegant solutions.
  5. va1984 macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2011
    yes, via an inelegant solution. Like a dock. Like those made by Henge. I used to run a 27" ACD from a 12" MacBook via dock and, while it's clearly something to irritate the Steves and Jonys of this world, it works.
  6. tayy macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2016
    Remember the 27” apple monitor also exist with Mini DisplayPort. The display is equal to the thunderbolt version which was released later on. The Mini DisplayPort version has fewer ports tho

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