External display for 2017 MacBook 12”

noobinator

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Looking for a 27” ish display. Do I need a splitter type thing to charge and hook up my monitor at the same time? And assuming I’ll need a usb c to hdmi adapter?

What’s a good display to get for a few hundred?
 

xraydoc

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Looking for a 27” ish display. Do I need a splitter type thing to charge and hook up my monitor at the same time? And assuming I’ll need a usb c to hdmi adapter?

What’s a good display to get for a few hundred?
If you find a monitor that has a USB-C input and supplies power, you'll only need one cable and won't need a dock.
 

xraydoc

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4K will work. What I'm not certain about is if refresh rate is limited to 30Hz or if it'll do 60Hz over USB-C.

And you have to verify that the monitor also provides power over USB-C. Some monitors (not many, but there are definitely some) support input via USB-C but do not also supply power back to the laptop.
 
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