How to power Macbook 12" connected to 4k display?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pjny, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010

    I am planning on getting a 4k display and saw Kanex has a USB-C to 4k monitor cable. Not sure if it supports true 4k but the Apple multiport tops out at 3840 on hdmi. If this or other new USC-C to 4k cables support 4k resolution how does one power the Macbook 12 while it is plugged into 4k monitor.

    Anker is making usb-c hub that includes 2 usb-c ports and a couple of usb 3 ports. Will this be the answer?
  2. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    You might as well just use the Apple digital adapter and use an HDMI cable because that supports 4k@30hz which is the maximum that the MacBook can drive.

    I'll tell you that it works, but it's not an optimum experience and you may be happier with a lower resolution monitor.

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