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Can I connect two external monitors to my 12" Retina MacBook (early-2015)

How do I do it and can it be VGA or only HDMI

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    I've voted to reopen this question as it's not a duplicate. The questions are about two different computers and the answers are different. The other question is about a 15" MacBook Pro with a nVidia GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB graphics card installed. This question is about a 12" Retina MacBook (early-2015) with only Intel HD Graphics 5300 on board. The answer in the other question is wrong for this computer. – Monomeeth Nov 24 '16 at 8:30
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This MacBook can simultaneously support the internal display as well as up to 3840x2160 at 30 Hz or up to 4096x2160 at 24Hz on one external display.

In other words, connecting two external Thunderbolt Displays is not officially supported by Apple. The two displays are the internal display and an external display.

If you're still interested in connecting one external display, since this MacBook has a single USB-C port and no traditional video port, you'll need an adapter to connect the display. Apple provides support for both HDMI and VGA via the following respective adapters:

Once you have the appropriate adapter, it's just a case of connecting the cable between it and your monitor.

Of course, you may choose to purchase 3rd party adapters instead of the Apple branded ones.

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    I didn't know he was talking about the 12" Macbook, otherwise I wouldn't have answered....? Can just comment to tell me, no need to downvote. – emotality Nov 24 '16 at 14:21
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    That's shame but thanks for answering. I do have an Apple VGA to USBC adapter which I use for 1 external monitor – TheLearner Nov 24 '16 at 15:32
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    @emotality Actually I wasn't the one who downvoted you. I rarely downvote something and when I do I always explain why. – Monomeeth Nov 24 '16 at 22:31

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