On the fence - USB-C concerns

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by desistyle, May 29, 2015.

  1. desistyle macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking of getting the new Macbook for work - but a bit concerned about USB-C.

    My concerns are valid, I think.

    In my job, I am often doing product demos/user onboarding sessions in which I always plug my laptop to a TV, projector, etc etc. It seems that every company I visit has a different setup using either VGA, DVI, HDMI, or something else entirely.

    I am currently using a retina Macbook Pro and I have three cables - the mini display port to DVI, to HDMI, to VGA. Since these cables will now be useless given the USB-C port on the new macbook, what would I use to connect to the DVI, VGA, HDMI for my meetings?
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Apple has adapters for VGA and HDMI. The HDMI adapter should also work with HDMI-to-DVI and HDMI-to-mDP adapters (but not HDMI-to-VGA). Google and Monoprice sell adapters for USB-C to HDMI and mDP, as well.

    There are some kick-starter projects for hubs that include mDP (and also an mDP to HDMI adapter).
     
  3. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

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    I'd probably just carry Apple TV, HDMI cable and VGA adapter for Apple TV with me.

    I guess thats more convenient than buying dongless for the MacBook itself.
     
  4. desistyle thread starter macrumors regular

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    So sounds like I should buy the two apple adapters for HDMI and VGA, then purchase an HDMI male to DVI female?
     
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    If the cables aren't there already, then yes.

    You either need separate single-purpose adapters or a hub, of which there are a few on the horizon. Make sure you get a USB-C to USB as well.
     

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