iMac 27 2017 cheapest external monitor adapter

Discussion in 'iMac' started by al404, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. al404 macrumors 6502

    al404

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    what is the cheapest adapter to connect an external monitor at iMac 27 2017?
    looking at Apple website i can't find any DVI o HDMI USB C adapter, only the expense and combined one

    can i use third party adapters?
     
  2. EugW macrumors 68040

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    It also depends on what you're connecting it to.. what connections does the monitor have that gives you the best quality resolution?
     
  4. al404 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did not even think about a cable :) didn't not that was possible

    the monitor has: VGA, DVI, Display port... not sure why i wrote HDMI :eek:
     
  5. Chancha macrumors 6502a

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    Then a simple USB-C to DisplayPort cable will do. The catch is that numerous out there are reported to not work with 2017 Macs. I myself think they are cheap enough to just buy and try 2 or 3 different brands, but if on a budget concern you may want to wait for 1st hand iMac owner reviews.
     
  6. al404 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i found some on amazon that has a review from macbook pro 2016 with USB C, do you mean that some cable that works on macbook pro may not work on imac 2017?
     
  7. EugW, Jul 3, 2017
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    EugW macrumors 68040

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    It changed in the 2017. No guarantees it will work on the 2017 if it works on 2016.

    However the DisplayPort cable I linked is confirmed to work on the 2017 iMac. Plugable has a 2017 iMac in house for testing.
     
  8. al404 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    since in my country ( italy ) amazon doesn't sell the pluggable cable i bought this

    "USB C auf DisplayPort Kabel (6ft / 1,8m), CHOETECH (4K @ 60Hz) USB 3.1" ASIN code B06ZZG3S4L

    and it works, just connected
     

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