1. OZsMac's Avatar
    Hi All,

    My rather wonderful MacBook Pro 13" 2016 with Touchbar arrived yesterday, and price aside (Au$) it is rather perfect.

    At home I have a Samsung 4k monitor, that supports HDMI 2.0 and also DisplayPort, meaning that I have two options to get 4k running at 60hz.

    My question is, what cable/dongle/hub would we recommend, I can't find any "mainstream" solutions right now (most of the premium branded stuff is "coming soon").

    Ideally it would be something like the Apple HDMI dongle (that I can't believe is only HDMI 1.4b, meaning only 30hz) that also has power and a legacy USB-3 B port (this would be all I need for a single USB 3 cable docking solution).

    PS - Or if someone has experience in 4k at 30hz that tells me it doesn't matter (I don't play games, but do get caught up with screen artefacts or re-fresh issues), I'll just get the Apple dongle and be done with it.
    11-21-2016 10:37 PM
  2. groy22799's Avatar
    I have looked a little into this and you are right...they are all coming soon. It sucks. I think the Belkin and Plugable TB3.1 docks have the most promise. Plugable does have a USB-C DisplayLink dock that is supposed to work, but I have seen posts on issues with Sierra. If I am able to get a machine, this will be my next purchase, as I having good displays and connection options is nice. They are pricy, though.
    11-22-2016 12:23 PM
  3. OZsMac's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply, it's a shame that Apple didn't figure this out from launch, why they don't have a thunderbolt 3 HDMI 2.0 dongle seems like a big oversight, especially given 4K is now accessible to many more people (certainly more than 5k).
    11-23-2016 06:05 AM

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