I was recently issued a 2017 15' MBP for work, and I want to purchase accessories such that I can hook-up my home workspace to it. I thought I had the situation figured out, but as I hovered on the "checkout" button on amazon, I found a review stating my use case would not work.
My home workspace consists of two Dell U2417H monitors. They are each currently hooked up via DP -> Mini DP to my 2015 MBP (personal). They support HDMI.
Without making my monitors incompatible with my 2015, I would like to be able to use one USB-C connection on my 2017 to drive both 1080P displays and charge.
The failed idea:
I figured I could use the HDMI ports on my Dell monitors, hook them up to a dongle/dock and be done with it. But I can't seem to find any dongle with two HDMI outs. I found the Dell WD15 had one HDMI and one Mini DP, but evidently even using a
HDMI -> mini DP and
HDMI -> HDMI connectors I would only be able to mirror the two external displays.
What is the solution here? Two docks/docks seems inevitable. Do you have recommendations?