Purchasing a new Mac

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Saint 112 Senior Member • Posts: 1,784
Re: Purchasing a new Mac

cpharm86 wrote:

I currently have a 27” iMac so at the end I want at least that size monitor. I am not in a real hurry but not sure now if I want to go with a MacBook or desktop now. If a MacBook I will then need a new monitor for home use.

If you go for a MB keep in mind that the current M1 MB have only 2 Thunderbolt-3 ports and nothing else. So for any other type of connection you need either a USB-C adapter or a TB dock with USB-A ports, a video port (HDMI or DisplayPort), SD card reader, RJ45 (unless you use WiFi). Maybe the next generation will be better equipped.

I bought an OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock. Very expensive but very complete.

Check what types of video ports your monitor is equipped with: HDMI (what version, if it's a bit old it might be an issue), DisplayPort (preferable), Thunderbolt.

Nick

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