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Items in this category can be confusing and nuanced. If you have any questions about what you need for your situation, please contact the helpdesk for assistance.
  
 
''BiDir = same cable as opposite direction<br/> DP = DisplayPort<br/> TB2 = Thunderbolt 2. Looks identical to Mini-DP but has added capability<br/> TB3 = Thunderbolt 3. Looks identical to USB-C but has added capability<br/> n/a = Nature of the connection makes this not easy/applicable''
 
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Revision as of 12:15, 8 October 2019

The following are links to ITS recommended accessories so that users and departments may directly purchase them themselves:

USB-C port replicators (mostly for Macbooks but will also work on our newer Dells that have USB-C ports):

  • Anker 5-in-1. This is the one normally distributed with each Macbook.
  • Lenovo 6-in-1. Larger, includes SD card reader and power passthrough but one less USB port.

Mice and keyboards:

Wired

Wireless

Note: wireless accessories operate at the same frequencies as wifi and can cause interference resulting in connectivity and performance issues for your computer any other users in your office. Because of this wireless accessories are not advised unless absolutely necessary.

Optical Drives

Cables and adapters

Items in this category can be confusing and nuanced. If you have any questions about what you need for your situation, please contact the helpdesk for assistance.

BiDir = same cable as opposite direction
DP = DisplayPort
TB2 = Thunderbolt 2. Looks identical to Mini-DP but has added capability
TB3 = Thunderbolt 3. Looks identical to USB-C but has added capability
n/a = Nature of the connection makes this not easy/applicable

  FROM
TO   USB USB-C TB3 Mini-DP TB2 DP HDMI DVI
Network Adapter Adapter   n/a   n/a n/a n/a
Mini-DP   Cable   Cable   BiDir n/a n/a
DP   Cable   Cable   Cable n/a n/a
DVI   Cable   Cable   Cable BiDir Cable
HDMI   Cable   Cable   Cable Cable Cable
USB-C     Cable n/a   n/a