Working on multiple displays is a godsend. But it’s not always possible on your Apple Mac. There is a solution, though. Called Plugables, they don’t cost you a fortune and suddenly make your Mac an über dislay setup.
Plugable has expanded its product line with two new USB-C docking stations with triple displays. You can even add these to Macs that are normally limited to one external monitor. That’s now a thing of the past.
Mac is more versatile than you think
Many people may not be aware that MacBook Air models use Apple’s M1 or M2 processors and support only one additional display.
A Mac mini with one of these chips can only have two displays. There is an awesome solution, though, as these examples show:
UD for Mac for easily two ports
The UD-3900PDH has two HDMI ports that support displays up to 1920×1200 at 60Hz and support a third HDMI display through a DisplayPort Alternate Mode, up to 4K at 60Hz. A DisplayLink driver download is required for Macs (and Windows) in this regard, by the way.
Multiple displays is a blessing though. (Image: Plugable)
The best part is that you also get five additional USB-A ports, SD and microSD card readers, a Gigabit Ethernet port and 3.5mm analog audio input/output jacks. It is available for purchase on Amazon.
Plugable UD-768PDZ for your Apple
The UD-768PDZ has three HDMI ports with a resolution of 1080P at 60Hz. A driver is also required for this dock for your Mac.
It also includes Plugable five USB-A ports and one high-speed USB-C port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, SD card reader and a 3.5mm analog audio headset port. (Oldschool headphones!)
Absurdly versatile. (Image: Plugable)
The Plugable UD-768PDZ is now available for $179.99.
In other words, it’s darn easy to absurdly attach multiple displays to your Apple Mac via these UDs.
But why can’t this be easier? It’s really only a matter of time that all our displays will turn on by themselves the moment we log in.