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My late 2009 iMac works as an external display for my Early 2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro, and for my Mid 2014 15" Retina MacBook Pro, using this cable. Both laptops have Thunderbolt; the iMac does not have Thunderbolt. I don't have a Late 2013 Retina MacBook to test, but it seems reasonable to assume it has the same compatibility.


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In specific. Thunderbolt can carry USB but USB cannot carry thunderbolt. In general, as long as your Mac has any Thunderbolt connector, it is highly likely you will be advantaged to connect over thunderbolt instead of using USB. For my money even Thunderbolt 1 is superior in many ways to the best USB 3 chipsets we have today. Now - the above statement is ...


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Have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) and was having 300-600+% cpu usage from kernel_task. After reading some speculation online about it being a safeguard to prevent overheating, I started to wonder why my machine couldn't handle outputting to three monitors. Following the instructions here, I looked and saw none of the applications I was running ...


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It all comes down to your convenience. The MacBook Pro (MBP) uses a proprietary interface for their SSD; PCIe 2.0 x4. This is why they are so expensive as you have noticed. Upgrading the SSD in the MBP to a larger SSD, whether you get it at time of purchase or you get it later on, is going to be an expensive proposition and the only reason that you do ...


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I also chose a minidrive to upgrade my storage. But i bought mine on TheMiniDrive and it works great. I think is the simplest solution and if you need more than 128GB they can provide the device. Ask through email. Mine is 256GB


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Yes - there are quite a few docks to connect one cable to a Mac and have gigabit ethernet as well as HDMI out (and some even support 4K resolution on the HDMI). Elgato https://www.elgato.com/en/thunderbolt-2-dock Belkin http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F4U085/ Sonnet http://www.sonnettech.com/product/echo15thunderboltdock.html OWC ...


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I think you have to get them separately. Have you thought about using an ethernet to usb adapter? Those are cheap. Then again, the ethernet to thunderbolt from Apple isn't bad ($30). USB 2.0 may have (although it would be unlikely) a speed bottleneck. Ignoring this, there are many generic adapters for ethernet to USB. I'd make the choice based on which port ...


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This is what the manual says regarding displays : "If you are connecting only one display to the dock, you can do so via the following connection types: Thunderbolt, Mini Displayport, HDMI. HOWEVER, if you intend to connect two displays simultaneously, you MUST use BOTH a native Thunderbolt display and a native HDMI display. Other combinations or adapters ...



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