External Monitor with a USB Type-C MBP?

rekhyt

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Jun 20, 2008
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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.
 

funman895

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Jul 30, 2008
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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
 

blahbrah

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Nov 9, 2006
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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.
 

SurfaceBookUser

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Nov 13, 2016
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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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