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Displays New LG monitor with an "old" MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mr-IK, 3 Nov 2016.

  1. Mr-IK

    Mr-IK Member

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    Hey guys

    I'm looking to invest in one of the new Apple/LG monitors (the 27 inch version here: https://goo.gl/e7ez4y), but I'm afraid that my MacBook pro 2014-model without any fancy new USB-C ports will be up for the task.

    I have regular USB-ports and 2 Thunderbolt-ports. Looking around the internet, it seems that it's only possible to get a TB2 to TB3 adaptor.

    Can anyone explain to me how this would work? Is the new LG-display only for use with new MacBook Pro's - or are older models eligible as well?

    Thanks in advance! :rock:
     
  2. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    The USB C ports on the monitor will run through the Thunderbolt 3 connection to your MacBook Pro. However, whether bandwidth will be an issue is a different matter, I don't know enough about Thunderbolt to advise with any degree of accuracy.
     
  3. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Not going to work, basically. Thunderbolt 2 is not forwards compatible to Thunderbolt 3, compounded by the change in port. Works backwards from 3 to 2 though. You need a new MBP to run those new monitors, one that comes with Thunderbolt 3.
     
  4. Mr-IK

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    Dang it. Well, thanks for clearing that up.

    Guess I'll have to find another option that works for me.
     
  5. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    Should have been in response to the SSD post further down the Hardware thread.
    Ignore.
     
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