Mid range screen for 2018 MacBooks

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bulldoze, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. bulldoze macrumors regular

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    As chance would have it both me and my wife have started new jobs with remote working options and we have both been provided with MacBooks. I have a 2018 15" and my wife has a 2017 13"

    We also have our own personal MacBooks. I have a 2018 13" MacBook Pro and my wife has a 2017 MacBook.

    We are hastily converting one of rooms into an office so we can take it in turns to work from home.

    We need a 27" screen to connect our MB up to. Ideally it will have charging ability for the MBs. Ny wife just needs it for general office work while I will use it for coding.

    About $600 or less? What does everyone recommend?
     
  2. ruslan120 macrumors 6502

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    It would probably be hard to find such display that has both thunderbolt 3, is 27 inches, and can charge the MacBook. However, you could probably combine a thunderbolt 3 dock for about $300, plug in your power brick and 4K, 27 inch monitor into the dock for about $300-$400.
     
  3. bulldoze thread starter macrumors regular

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    If it is going to cost earth just to have TB 3 and charging ability then I guess I could live without that. the main thing is to have a decent extra screen real estate.

    If I have to put up with a mess of cables then so be it.
     
  4. bulldoze thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. bulldoze thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was just about to buy a Dell S2719DC and then found out that the USB C is only 45W so would not charge my MacBook Pro

    Who would have thought a monitor would be so tricky to buy! I just want 2k now and USB C at 60W that can't be too hard can it?
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    My opinion only:
    DO NOT base your decision on which display to buy on it's "charging output".
    Buy a standalone "plug it in" USB charger for that.
     
  7. bulldoze thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have caved in and got the LG 4k with extra insurance which comes with no quibble 14 day send it back if not happy.

    With this hot weather I will have to work from home the next couple of weeks so I need one as soon as possible.

    Thanks for all the help.
     

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