External Monitor with a USB Type-C MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rekhyt, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Stupid question, sorry.

    What's the cheapest/ideal method of connecting a MBP with a USB Type-C port to an external monitor?

    Don't really fancy shelling out $150–250 for one of the fancy docks.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. funman895 macrumors member

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    You can find an adapter from USB-C to HDMI or DisplayPort fairly cheaply. Just be aware that if you need a 4K adapter that some HDMI adapters can only run 4K at 30Hz so you'll have to get one that supports 60Hz
     
  3. blahbrah macrumors 6502

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    Also watch out for HDMI ports. Mine is pretty finnicky (very frequently producing flickering or just a blank green screen) that seems to be in reviews for all USB-C > HDMI adapters.
     
  4. SurfaceBookUser macrumors member

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    I've been using my Club3D USB C to DisplayPort adapter since November. Supports 4k at 60Hz (If I recall, this was hard to find, at least when I looked) and the build quality of the adapter is really impressive.
     

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