Apple’s latest line of Macs, equipped with the M3 chip, come with a limitation that has frustrated some users. These Macs can only support a single external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz. This limitation has been present since the release of Apple’s first silicon Macs with the M1 chip in 2020.
However, there is a workaround for those who need to connect multiple external displays. Users can make use of DisplayLink adapters, although it should be noted that this is an unofficial method that may not offer the same seamless experience as native support.
Looking ahead, the Mac mini, which is expected to be updated with the M3 chip next year, will likely support up to two external displays. This will be a welcome improvement for those needing more screen real estate.
Additionally, the higher-end 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the M3 Pro chip offer a bit more flexibility. These models can support up to two external displays. The M3 Pro chip allows for one external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one with up to 4K resolution at 144Hz over HDMI.
For those who desire even more display options, the M3 Max chip is the way to go. This chip supports up to four external displays, with varying configurations of resolutions and refresh rates.
Excitingly, the new MacBook Pro models are now available for order, with most configurations expected to arrive on November 7. However, if you are particularly interested in the M3 Max configurations, you will have to wait a bit longer as they are set to be released later in November.
As always, Apple continues to innovate in the realm of computing, and these new Macs offer impressive features and capabilities. Whether you’re a casual user or a professional in need of extensive screen space, there’s bound to be an option that suits your needs. Visit our site, Poh Diaries, for more information and updates on Apple’s latest offerings.
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