Best display adapters for 12-inch MacBook

Maximize the display capabilities of your 12-inch MacBook with the best adapters for the single port.

Apple's latest MacBook, the 12 inch, may only have one USB-C port, but that doesn't have to limit the computer's display capacity. We've complied a list of a wide variety of adapters to suit nearly every display need you've got.

Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

Apple USB-C Multiport Adapter

If you're looking for a simple display solution for your 12-inch MacBook, Apple's multi-port adapter offers exactly that. You'll have:

  • An HDMI port with 1080p HD capabilities
  • A USB port
  • A USB-C port

Apple's Multiport Adapter is ideal if you regularly connect your MacBook to your TV or camera. It also gives you access to a USB-C port while the others are in use to keep your phone or other compatible devices charging.

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Dorten USB-C Aluminium Adapter

Dorten USB-C Aluminium Adapter

A solid alternative to Apple's adapter comes from Dorten. This multiport adapter offers three options:

  • A 4K HDMI port with 1080p HD
  • A USB port
  • A USB-C port

Dorten's version is also available in three colors: silver, space gray, and gold, and comes in well under Apple's cost.

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MoKo Digital AV Adapter

MoKo Digital AV Adapter

If what you're really looking for is a quality connection from your MacBook to your big screen, MoKo's offering is ideal. This small adapter plugs into your Mac's USB-C port, and gives you the connection you need to your own HDMI cable. It's simple, straightforward, and designed for movie lovers, or those who want to see their work on a much larger screen. The 1080p HD guarantee means that both intense movie action and detail-oriented work get top-notch treatment.

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AUKEY USB-C VGA Adapter

AUKEY-Power USB-C VGA Adapter

For those who just want to grow their screen space, a VGA adapter is the way to go. While VGA doesn't support audio, this adapter will allow you to connect your 12-inch MacBook to a second screen. This is great if you have an old project and display at home or at work that you need to connect to. For example:

  • A second monitor to expand on your available desktop workspace
  • A projector for photo slideshows without sound

This is convenient for those looking to connect their new MacBook to an older screen.

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