Dual Monitors on Macbook Pro

Jmgilliam18

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I'm new to Mac - got Macbook Pro 13 inch a few months ago but haven't setup my normal dual monitor configuration yet.

Got 2 Dell 27's - what is best hub or connecting system to hook them up? I have a Lenovo mini hub used to use on that laptop but it only has 1 hdmi and 3 usb ports.

Thanks
 

iMi

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It all depends on how you'd like to set up your monitors, models of the monitors you have and which MacBook Pro 13 you have. The adaptor you found on Amazon is for Mini DisplayPort to HDMI. You mentioned you purchased yours a few months ago, so it definitely has USB-C connectors. You can buy USB-C to HDMI. Either a cable or one of the many adaptors available.

Provide more specs on the monitors and your Mac and we'll be able to give you a better idea how to setup.
 

Jmgilliam18

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It all depends on how you'd like to set up your monitors, models of the monitors you have and which MacBook Pro 13 you have. The adaptor you found on Amazon is for Mini DisplayPort to HDMI. You mentioned you purchased yours a few months ago, so it definitely has USB-C connectors. You can buy USB-C to HDMI. Either a cable or one of the many adaptors available.

Provide more specs on the monitors and your Mac and we'll be able to give you a better idea how to setup.
Thank you so much. I have the 2019 macbook pro with 4 thunderbolts/touch bar.
I have 2 Dell 27 inch monitors - They have hdmi and display ports, but I have 2 hdmi connectors coming out of them.
 

Jmgilliam18

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Apr 24, 2017
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It all depends on how you'd like to set up your monitors, models of the monitors you have and which MacBook Pro 13 you have. The adaptor you found on Amazon is for Mini DisplayPort to HDMI. You mentioned you purchased yours a few months ago, so it definitely has USB-C connectors. You can buy USB-C to HDMI. Either a cable or one of the many adaptors available.

Provide more specs on the monitors and your Mac and we'll be able to give you a better idea how to setup.
I've got this (attached) and I used it with my pc laptop = I plugged one monitor into the hdmi port and then into macbook and it works... I just can't remember what else I used to plug other one in... I think I had an HDMI to USB and connected into the adapter... Or could I get HDMI to usb c since the adapter has one of those too (see pic)
 

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benshive

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This won't work. The adapter you linked to uses miniDP which the newer MacBooks don't have. If you don't want to mess with docking stations I'd suggest a regular usb-c to HDMI adapter and then an Apple multiport adapter. The multiport adapter will give you power passthrough and a regular usb-a port to use.
 

Glockworkorange

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Thank you so much. I have the 2019 macbook pro with 4 thunderbolts/touch bar.
I have 2 Dell 27 inch monitors - They have hdmi and display ports, but I have 2 hdmi connectors coming out of them.
I had a Dell 27 inch 4K with the same ports you mentioned. HDMI was awful. I went with thunderbolt to display port adapter and the screen was much better.
 
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