I just received as Christmas present a Macbook Pro 15" Late 2016 with also a DELL UP2516D monitor that my friends said I should connect with the former.

The point is that I am not a computer expert as this is my first laptop and I really don't know how can I connect these two devices.

The DELL monitor comes with the following ports (product description):

DP, mDP, 2 x HDMI (MHL), 4 x USB3 with one charging port, 2 x USB3 upstream

and the MacBook Pro has got only the USB-c ports.

How do I connect my MacBook with USB-C ports to the Dell Monitor?

  • apple.com/thunderbolt
    – nohillside
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 15:06
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    Please visit the site in my previous comment, scroll way down and click on the plus below "See how to connect your devices"
    – nohillside
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 15:38
  • so in your opinion should I buy this one apple.com/uk/shop/product/MMEL2ZM/A/… ?
    – no_one
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 15:54
  • Given that your monitor doesn't seem to have a Thunderbolt port this might not be the best option. HDMI should work much better.
    – nohillside
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 16:08
  • You just need to go from USB-C to DisplayPort or mini DisplayPort - this is a good option
    – Allan
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 16:17

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You'll need a dongle to go from USB-C to either: HDMI, DP/mDP. At this time they're on discount from Apple since they're new, so you'll want to buy the dongle now.

Here's a full list of Apple's UCB-C dongle choices, it's a good page to review: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204360

And here is a multi-port display adapter from Apple, which provides HDMI+USB-A+USB-C, so it may be a best bet for some folks: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJ1K2AM/A/usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter

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