For anyone looking for USB-C dongles for office, I present you this

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Antairez, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Antairez, Nov 29, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016

    Antairez macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2015
    Dell DA200, USB3.0 + Ethernet + VGA + HDMI 4 in 1. This dongle was made for XPS and is perfect for the macbook. With genuine Apple adapters they could easily cost over $100. The dell small and compact. One Amazon review confirmed that this works perfectly with 2016 MBP models.

    Great choice for office worker who needs to give out presentations.


  2. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks for sharing. However, the Amazon listing for this item claims that it is only able to output up to 1152 lines through HDMI, whereas the Apple equivalent is able to output 2160 (UHD) at 30Hz. Is this simply Dell understating the maximum output because it'd be at 30Hz rather than 60? Apple is a bit vague about the maximum output of the VGA multi port adapter, but I feel like it shouldn't be unreasonable to expect more than the 1600x1200 of the Dell version.
  3. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    You would probably need DisplayPort to run 4K at 60Hz, not HDMI, due to bandwidth requirements.
  4. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    You are kidding right. You never heard of HDMI 2.
  5. symphara macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2013
    As far as I know HDMI 1.4 is good enough for 30Hz 4k, and the Apple HDMI adapter doesn't do HDMI 2.0 either. Could be wrong though.
  6. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    Of course, but that adapter is not HDMI 2.0, and nor are the majority right now. Even HDMI 2.0 can't go beyond 4K@60Hz, so DisplayPort is the only option for the bigger resolutions which are appearing. Maybe it's more future proof.
  7. Karnicopia, Nov 30, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016

    Karnicopia macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2015
    I was thinking about this dell adapter because I like that it has both VGA and ethernet, the HDMI and USB are great too. I went with the HooToo adapter which had SD, USB 3 x3 and HDMI which are the main ones I would need so I liked this combination for general use.

    That has most of what I need but I'm still finding this dell adapter compelling because it combines the ethernet and VGA which would be a great work adapter like you say. Overall I don't need it yet so I'm holding off for a bit but I do think this dell adapter looks really great.

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