Dual Screen support for MacBooks with M1?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by primo1, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. primo1

    primo1 Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    661
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Manila
    I've been researching about this since the release of M1 MacBooks since last year. And based from my understanding, you need to have an external and compatible adapter/hub to make this happen. And usually they're very pricey with $200 and up price tag. E.g.: https://www.caldigit.com/ts3-plus/ And none of which are available in the Philippines (AFAIK).

    So the question is, who have done this here in the Philippines? Where did you buy a compatible hub? Any Lazada or mall sources?

    Thank you!
     
  2. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    12,166
    Likes Received:
    2,735
    Location:
    NCR+
    Any USB-C to HDMI/VGA should work
     
  3. primo1

    primo1 Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    661
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Manila
    Well it would work for 1 external monitor only. With Intel Macs this is no problem. But with M1, you could only connect up to 1 external display unless you have a 3rd party hub mentioned above.

    Sorry if it wasn't clear. But the title should say dual external monitor support. Which would make it 3 screens total including the MBP.
     
  4. Silentwill

    Silentwill Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2020
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    QC
    Maybe wait for software updates first. I read somewhere they'll "fix" issues with using external monitors but the article was a bit confusing what exactly they'll fix. They were discussing about the dual monitor support but the link they sighted mentions only about resolution. I read as well you'd need to install 3rd party drivers which may no longer work when there is an OS update so it may be too much of a hassle than waiting for Apple to officially support dual monitor use, assuming they do. Maybe in M2. Oh well.
     
    #4 Silentwill, Feb 9, 2021
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2021
    primo1 likes this.
  5. jayar04

    jayar04 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Paranaque
    im planning to buy this

    https://s.lazada.com.ph/s.1FMnl

    since this is assessed by thunderboltlaptop.com as well.. was planning to buy a Caldigit - but not planning on spending that much - i'd rather invest in an NVME SSD + cheaper hub setup..

    i had other options in mind but basically, i'm not planning on using dual/triple displays yet.. just want a hub station for my in-home setup to manage cables etc, and another portable hub for when I travel (just using a ugreen 7in1 hub)
     

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!