USB-C = 79$ adapters

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pickaxe, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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  3. HelsinkiMac macrumors member

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    And weirdly, you can only have VGA or HDMI, no DVI/miniDisplayport/Thunderbolt, and only 1080p which means I can't connect either my old 1920x1200 23" Apple Display or newer Dell 27" 2560x1444 monitor. Great.
     
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    Hopefully for the people who get convinced to buy this model there are third party adapters at better prices soon.
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Thunderbolt would require a dedicated connector. They can't convert USB3 to those.

    DVI is a fair point, although it may be possible to further adapt the HDMI to DVI. Apple did stop shipping DVI equipped displays in 2008 though.
     
  6. dannythemenace macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    I have a 24 inch LED Apple display which I currently connect to my 2010 macbook air 11inch. Will I be somehow able to connect this screen to the new 12 inch macbook???

    Thanks guys
     
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    I feel like, at least for the first generation, these adaptors should be included. But what do I know...
     
  8. riptidewahoo macrumors member

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    It says USB-C supports native DisplayPort 1.2 - surely there's a DP adapter somewhere?
     
  9. dannythemenace macrumors newbie

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    Yeah but my 24 apple led screen has 3 connectors: magsafe, usb and mini display port
     
  10. HelsinkiMac, Mar 9, 2015
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    No DisplayPort adapter on the site so far, I'd also have thought minidisplayport would have been perfect for one allowing a small connector and the higher resolutions. In fact the specs for the nMacbook say an external display of 3840 by 2160 pixels, but at the moment there doesn't seem to be anything apple make that would let you connect to a monitor like that. You can't even connect their current display as far as I can figure out...
     
  11. dannythemenace macrumors newbie

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    Looks like that they will release a new screen I bet...usb c
     
  12. Takuro macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if anybody pointed this out yet, but USB 3.1 is 10 Gbps. Apple's specs state the port is USB 3.1 but 5 Gbps. :confused:
     
  13. HelsinkiMac macrumors member

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    The odd pixel resolution, not quite 4K, of the supported external monitor makes me wonder if there will be a new monitor this works with, as 5K is what most think the next standalone display will be if they make one...

    And I had spotted the 'USB 3.1 Gen1 = 5GBps supported by USB-C' too. Looks like the 2017/2018 Macbook might be the one to go for with hopefully a second USB-C (if its like the original Macbook Air which had one but 2 in the 2010 revision), Skylake, full 10GBPs USB-C etc...!
     
  14. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

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    That's the only explanation (hope) I have as well. They have to release a display with USB 3.1 cable that provides both power and video/USB hub to the MacBook.

    As things stand - you can't connect MacBook to anything other than HDMI/1080p display.. *sigh*
     
  15. dannythemenace macrumors newbie

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    great, meaning I need to buy a new monitor if I want to buy this new macbook :-( because my old 24 inch LED is too old...
     
  16. Skika macrumors 68030

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    We should probably see cheap 3rd party USB-C accessories real soon.
     
  17. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    Where is an USB-C to MiniDisplayPort-Adapter?

    Only VGA and HDMI?
     
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    Means that we will see another new Display with DisplayPort instead of Thunderbolt? :D
     
  20. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    So basically this laptop has 0 usb ports, as no one is going to remember to bring a stupid adaptor with them every time they go somewhere...
     
  21. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    I see an adapter for $19, and a charging cable for $29. So when you inevitably destroy your charging cable at least it will be cheaper to replace. Why would a video adapter with a type C charging port, HDMI or VGA port, and USB 3.1 port be cheaper?

    Give it some time and crappy chinese knockoffs will be available for $39-49

    I keep a thunderbolt -> fw800 and thunderbolt -> ethernet adapter in my laptop bag. I don't think I've ever been away from my desk without my bag and with my laptop.
     
  22. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Waiting for China to make knockoff ones for $2. :rolleyes:
     
  23. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Welcome to the adapter cash cow..... Clever Apple eh ;)
     
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    Coming later perhaps? Took Apple a few weeks to announce and make Mini-DP adapters and Thunderbolt to Ethernet/Firewire etc available previous product launches.
     

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