[OS X TeX] New MacBook Pro

Luis Sequeira lfsequeira at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 12:19:20 CET 2016

> 2) I am somewhat dismayed by the number of adapters I might need. For example presentation/projection. I currently use the Thunderport 2 -> VGA adapter. It sems that I will need a Thunderport 3/USB-C -> Thunderport 2  adapter anyway so could I just daisychain this with my existing Thunderport 2 -> VGA adapter?

This is to be expected, but in the long run I believe it's a plus. Remember when the iMac came out with only usb ports? I expect that in two years or so most displays, external drives, etc, will come with usb-c connectors.
Plus, for presentation one has needed adapters since forever. A small price to pay to have modern display subsystems but still be able to connect to old vga projectors.

There are a number of docks, and the usb-c ones are typically much smaller than previous ones.
I'm sure there will be plenty of such docks with thunderbolt 3 as well.

These machines are extremely capable and powerful. The one thing is that they are priced accordingly... which makes them, well, a little costly.

> 3) Talking of presentations with Keynote. Using an external monitor with my laptop at home Presenter Display works OK, monitor connected via HDMI. I have yet to succed showing Presenter Display on my laptop outside, using my VGA adapter. So I fall back on mirroring. Admittedly I invariably have very little time experimenting with set-up, local hosts/organizers usually very reluctant to allow a Mac anyway.

I am surprised by this. Though I do not use Keynote regularly (my presentations are written in LaTeX and run on Skim), I tried it a few times and whenever there is an external display connected, presenter display works automatically, no matter what type of connection.

Luís Sequeira

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