I want to buy the new macbook pro 13" without touchbar and be able to connect two 4k monitors AND the charger. But this macbook only has 2 ports.

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What you want to do is possible, but not without either using an adapter, dock, or the right kind of displays. For example:

  • you can use a display that allows you to daisy-chain to another display (i.e. you have a charger plugged into one of your ports, and you have one display connected to the other port and a second display connected to the first display)
  • you purchase a dock such as the OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock.
  • you purchase at least one display that will provide charging power to your MBP (e.g. the LG UltraFine 4K Display).

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NOTE: IMHO, if you're wanting to run two 4K displays you probably should invest in a MBP with four Thunderbolt ports, as this is likely to provide more flexibility in terms of usage and the variety of devices you can purchase to meet your needs.

  • You're right. For the price of these docks and the ultraFine, I'd rather invest in the touchbar model and be better prepared for the usb-c era. But just curious, do to know of any monitor that you can daisy-chain on a Mac? From my research I found that the apple's old thunderbolt display was the only one that supported that. Jul 5, 2017 at 16:11

Here's a cheap solution - for the 2nd display, use a mini-displayport to USB-C adapter that also has power-input. Something like this - https://www.amazon.com/Paheven-Display-JellyFish-Mini-DisplayPort-Charging/dp/B079CBNK8M/

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