I have a Macbook Pro 13" 2017 ( no touch bar ) and an external display Dell2214H

I bought an USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter but did not notice that Dell2214H only has DisplayPort. That so, I have to buy another HDMI to DisplayPort adapter, but the display does not work when I connect to my MBP.

I'm not sure it is because of the setup ( USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter -> HDMI cab -> DisplayPort adapter -> external Display ) does not work or not.

There is no USB-C to DisplayPort in Apple site, maybe MBP 2017 cannot output to DisplayPort? What should I do next to make my Dell display work?


  • I tried my MBP with USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter and it works correctly. But the display quality is not really good, that why I want to make it work with DisplayPort
  • I checked the version of Adapter driver, it is the latest version ( 2.33 ) already.
  • Dell2214H display

To get the best results I would recommend using the following :

  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter Link

  • Mini-DP to DisplayPort Cable to the monitor Link

Probably this one might work https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-DisplayPort-1-8m-Chromebook-Thunderbolt/dp/B01EXKDRAC

Hope it helps!

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