1

I currently have a 16 inch 2019 MBP with an Intel CPU and an Intel UHD 630 integrated GPU. OS is Monterey 12.6.2

I was looking at purchasing the Dell U2723QE which I'll call Monitor 1. This monitor supports DisplayPort MST for daisy-chaining to another monitor but from what I understand MacOS doesn't support this and it only ends up mirroring the first display onto the second display in a daisy-chained connection setup. My other monitor is a Dell that supports DisplayPort 1.4 and has a max resolution of 1440p which I'll call Monitor 2.

  1. Can my MBP support two monitors through two individual USB-C ports? This link suggests it should work.

  2. If so would this be setup as MBP USB-C port 1 --> Monitor 1 USB-C and then MBP USB-C port 2 --> Monitor 2 DisplayPort?

  3. Would these be extended displays so that each window is independent of the other? Can the MBP support two different resolutions being output?

  4. Lastly, since Monitor 1 has a USB-C hub if I connect an ethernet cable to the hub will that connectivity pass through to the MBP?

  5. What about charging through USB-C? This link says that only laptops that support PD over USB-C are supported. I'm assuming my laptop has that since I currently charge my laptop through a USB-C cable but just wanted to confirm this wasn't anything special.

0

1 Answer 1

1

This monitor uses 10 Gb/s USB, which would not be as good as 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt. However, Thunderbolt capabilities would result in a higher price.

  1. Can my MBP support two monitors through two individual USB-C ports? This link suggests it should work.

Yes.

  1. If so would this be setup as MBP USB-C port 1 --> Monitor 1 USB-C and then MBP USB-C port 2 --> Monitor 2 DisplayPort?

Yes, but in order to use the USB and ethernet on Monitor 1, you would need a second MBP USB-C port 1 --> Monitor 1 USB-C cable.

  1. Would these be extended displays so that each window is independent of the other? Can the MBP support two different resolutions being output?

Yes and Yes

  1. Lastly, since Monitor 1 has a USB-C hub if I connect an ethernet cable to the hub will that connectivity pass through to the MBP?

Yes

  1. What about charging through USB-C? This link says that only laptops that support PD over USB-C are supported. I'm assuming my laptop has that since I currently charge my laptop through a USB-C cable but just wanted to confirm this wasn't anything special.

The monitor will charge the MBP.


While Thunderbolt (at 40 Gb/s) can easily transfer video, audio, USB and ethernet using a single USB Type-C cable, this is also possible without using Thunderbolt. However, according to the manual, Monitor 1 does not attempt to do so. The USB and ethernet uses a single USB Type-C cable. There are options for the video and audio, but you probably what to use another USB Type-C cable because this would also include PD.

2
  • Thanks for the answer. What did you mean by "you might want to consider separate cables"? I was planning on using two individual cables in that example. One would be USB-C to USB-C and the other would be USB-C to DisplayPort. Each cable would take up an individual USB-C port on the MBP.
    – rk92
    Commented Mar 12, 2023 at 21:47
  • 1
    After reading the manual for Monitor 1, I updated my answer. Basically, you would run two (USB-C/USB-C) cables between the MBP and Monitor 1 and a single (USB-C/DisplayPort) cable between the MBP and Monitor 2. Commented Mar 12, 2023 at 22:23

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .