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singleton1101

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I have a 2015 Macbook Pro and I would like to connect it to (2) external monitors (e.g. HDMI or VGA connections). As all are aware, 2015 MacBook Pro version doesn't have a USB-C connection (which many adapters and docking stations are now catered to) - however, there are Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 connections on the 2015 Macbook Pro that an adapter and/or Thunderbolt 2 connection can be utilized to output to (2) separate monitors. I only need 1080p (no need for 4k at this moment) output for the monitors. I need help identifying the correct adapter and/or docking station that will allow me to connect my 2015 Macbook Pro to my dual monitor displays. No need for a lot of bells and whistles at the tune of $200+ for these adapters.

I have a USB-C adapter for a newer MacBook Pro that has a USB-C output, but from what I have researched, you cannot use an adapter in this type of output application for a USB-C.

Any help is much appreciated.
 

pshufd

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My 2015 MBP 15 is currently connected to a 4K Dell monitor and a QHD monitor with Displayport adapters to the two Thunderbolt Ports. I could also use the HDMI port as well. I had searched for a good TB2 dock but never found one that didn't have complaints in the review section.
 
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singleton1101

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Thank you for the reply and valuable information. Do you connected the monitors directly to the laptop using TB2 connections/cables?
 

pshufd

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Thank you for the reply and valuable information. Do you connected the monitors directly to the laptop using TB2 connections/cables?

Yes. They are actually MiniDisplayPort to HDMI or DisplayPort cables. I use both TB2 ports because the laptop is aimed towards the monitors from the left side. I would normally use the HDMI port and a TB2 port as the other TB2 port can be used for other things. I don't really need a TB2 dock as I connect other stuff via a USB3 hub.
 
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xpatrol2000

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Thank you for the reply and valuable information. Do you connected the monitors directly to the laptop using TB2 connections/cables?
Did you ever figure anything out that works for you? I think I've got the same problem I'm trying to solve... I currently have a Dell docking station that goes to 2 Dell monitors and I'm trying to get my 2015 MacBook Pro connected. The docking station has a USB-C cable output that I've tried several adapters for, but none of them work. Let me know if you've figured out any solutions!
 

lachi.dong3

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Did you ever figure anything out that works for you? I think I've got the same problem I'm trying to solve... I currently have a Dell docking station that goes to 2 Dell monitors and I'm trying to get my 2015 MacBook Pro connected. The docking station has a USB-C cable output that I've tried several adapters for, but none of them work. Let me know if you've figured out any solutions!
My issue in using the thunderbolt2 and Hdmi cables is the wires . I wish there was a docking station that could be installed. Does anyone have any suggestions of a docking station that I could buy ? Thank you in advance.
 

Chuchichan

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Yes. They are actually MiniDisplayPort to HDMI or DisplayPort cables. I use both TB2 ports because the laptop is aimed towards the monitors from the left side. I would normally use the HDMI port and a TB2 port as the other TB2 port can be used for other things. I don't really need a TB2 dock as I connect other stuff via a USB3 hub.
Hello,

I know this is about 3 years old, but I am looking to get a MacBook Pro (late 2015) with Thunderbolt 2 connected to two HDMI displays. Could you provide me a link to the mini displayport to HDMI cables that you used? Were you able to extend the displays across two displays using the cables?

Thank you.

-Steph
 

pshufd

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Hello,

I know this is about 3 years old, but I am looking to get a MacBook Pro (late 2015) with Thunderbolt 2 connected to two HDMI displays. Could you provide me a link to the mini displayport to HDMI cables that you used? Were you able to extend the displays across two displays using the cables?

Thank you.

-Steph


I was able to extend the displays.
 
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