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New monitor recommendation with usb-c

superleccy

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That there big London
My wife has ordered a MacBook Pro M1, and now we think we should replace her ageing Apple Cinema Display monitor (I think it's 20") from 2007!

Is it possible to get a 4K monitor, roughly 27", that connects to the MacBook Pro with a single USB-C to USB-C cable, that also acts as a charger for the Mac AND have the monitor work as a USB Hub?

EDIT: I've just discovered the LG Ultrafine 24MD4KL-B. Seems to be what I'm looking for.... however, is there a cheaper alternative?
 
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mindquest

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My wife has ordered a MacBook Pro M1, and now we think we should replace her ageing Apple Cinema Display monitor (I think it's 20") from 2007!

Is it possible to get a 4K monitor, roughly 27", that connects to the MacBook Pro with a single USB-C to USB-C cable, that also acts as a charger for the Mac AND have the monitor work as a USB Hub?

EDIT: I've just discovered the LG Ultrafine 24MD4KL-B. Seems to be what I'm looking for.... however, is there a cheaper alternative?
You might want to follow this thread.
 
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ght56

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Do you want 4K @ 60 Hz AND USB 3 speeds? If so, that is going to severely limit your selection. If you are okay with USB 2.0 speeds, then the sky is the limit.
 
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superleccy

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Do you want 4K @ 60 Hz AND USB 3 speeds? If so, that is going to severely limit your selection. If you are okay with USB 2.0 speeds, then the sky is the limit.
It's for my wife. I am struggling to think of any purpose she'd actually need USB 3 speeds for right now, although longevity will be a bonus. Her last monitor lasted her 13+ years and it'd be nice to keep this one until (checks calendar) 2033.

The biggest win here is simplicity. Only needing a single cable for power delivery, monitor connection and a USB-Hub will significantly reduce the time I spend on technical support.
 
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