got the 2016 macbook - now what?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by flight505, May 3, 2016.

  1. flight505 macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2014
    So got the 2016 macbook M7 - now what to do about that pesky one port issue? ..
    - And let me just start by saying i needed the portability, so now thats out of the way.

    Basically I want to dock the laptop in my main office and at home. I did get a HDMI/USB3/SD/Direct Power dongle from but it really clutters up my desk - the dongle thing has cords going in and out and you end up having the whole mess 10cm from your laptop..

    The screen on the rMB is amazingly crisp (previously using the air) so now large HD screens looks like they are low resolution. I was looking at a couple of screens with higher resolution and with built in docks. What is recommended when you own a rMB and can´t run more then 30hz?
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    When it finally comes out, the Hydradock looks good. They managed to get an initial shipment out in February but had some bugs and are now claiming sometime this month for the rest of the KickStarter order. OWC has a finished dock that is shipping.
  3. izzyfanto macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2011
  4. flight505 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2014
    I was looking at the lenovo ThinkVision X1 is a 27´ 4K screen with USB-C and 4 added USB3 ports 3d or 2d webcam that swings and rotates and dual arrayed mic which would solve some issues.. but it seems to have some small problem with the connection
    what about the 30hz problem ??
  5. ffnc1020 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2013
    Tuck them under a stand.
  6. jeremiah256 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2008
    Southern California
    I think it's only limited to 30Hz with regard to 4K screens. You can get very nice monitors that aren't 4K.
  7. double329 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    I would start using it as ultra portable computing device.
  8. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2010
    Southern California

    I did a video review of the HooToo Shuttle and used my MacBook as my main desktop while my MacBook Pro 15 was being repaired and it did an excellent job as a substitute for running Final Cut and Aperture (yes I haven't moved on yet).

    I totally recommend it as it also works as a multi port USB charger with fast charging when you just plug it into a wall :)
  9. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    I love my HooToo- works great for my hdmi monitor, wired keyboard and external drive. It's so great having one connection to plug everything in and power.

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