For those who have bought or intend to buy a new Mac laptop, it is in principle the need to buy a USB adapter c. All portable Macs (except aging Macbook Air) now has only 3 Thunderbolt / USB-C ports, and we want to continue to engage the old accessories, USB sticks and external hard drives will be difficult to manage without an adapter.
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Man to buy an adapter is not easy. Partly because the demand seems to be relatively large with many models that are often sold out. Partly because it starts to be quite a few models to choose from, and it's not always obvious that the adapters behave the way you expect.
Adapters are also quite expensive. The cheapest in this test costs just under 500 patch. All agree, however, a consistently good quality, and none of the dolls is a bad buy. Some models have had little sluggish USB ports, but otherwise they have kept their promises (although it is not always obvious what they promise, more on that later).
The most important thing is of course that the doll has the right type of ports for its own needs. All dolls in this test have USB 3.0 ports. Some also have Ethernet and most are equipped with HDMI to connect an external monitor. It is worth noting that very few dolls offer mini display port, and no one in this test. There are HDMI valid on most models.
to consider before purchasing
A couple of things are worth to consider before purchase. Those who have little Macbook should definitely make sure to buy an adapter that supports the charge (which all but one in this test), otherwise it will be impossible to boot the computer and still have accessories attached. None of the puppets are compatible with Apple's SuperDrive, so DVDs will be difficult to use.
One should also keep track of how many watts even computer needs to be able to both charge the battery and power the computer at the same time, even under heavy load. Adapter manufacturers signs rarely how many watts to their docks capable of, but we have found out that the manufacturers. There are also sometimes find fine print on such Satechis website.
The low strength of the charge of the doll can lead to charge more slowly or even stops if we also do performance heavy things. On a Macbook Pro, we can connect the charging cable separately if we think it is going too slowly through the adapter.
- Macbook: need up to 29 watts
- Macbook Pro 13-inch (with and without touch Bar) need up to 61 watts
- Macbook Pro 15-inch: up to 87 watts
Just a doll in this test can provide more than 87 watts, most other can handle anywhere between 49 and 60 watts. It need not always be a problem because a Macbook Pro has more ports to charge through it begins to move slowly through the doll, but you should still be aware of what the limitations are.
We have tried to charge through all adapters supporting it, and uploaded the same 3.85 GB test file to verify that the transfer is fast enough. First off, Apple's own version.