External Monitor with a USB Type-C MBP?

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

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2008
    Part of the old MR guard.
    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


    Jul 30, 2008
    Ann Arbor, MI
    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

    Nov 9, 2006
    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

    Nov 13, 2016
    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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