How I connected two external displays to M1 MacBook Pro with Dell D6000.
After I got my new MacBook Pro M1 at work, I quickly realized that I couldn't connect a second monitor using my regular USB-C dongle. It turns out that the new MacBook Pro M1s doesn't support more than one monitor natively, BUT there is a workaround - the DisplayLink technology which allows you to connect up to 5 external displays to a MacBook. I started doing research to find myself the best device.
It turned out that the option that best suited me was the Dell D6000. So I asked my boss to buy this dock, so I can give it a try and go back to using two monitors. I work as a full-stack developer and the additional two monitors are crucial to my productivity.Shop Dell D6000 on Amazon ↗
If anyone has doubts whether the use of DisplayLink is noticeable, I must admit that I have not noticed it either visually or in the load on the Mac. In fact, I have never even heard the fans working on a MacBook with the M1 🤩
In the attached pictures you can see the connection of the first monitor via HDMI and the second via a DisplayPort cable. Additionally, the most ordinary USB mouse is connected to the dock. The biggest advantage, however, is Power Delivery. Thanks to this, I do not have to use the original charger. Just plug in one USB-C cable and everything you need just works.
As a pedantic person, I am very happy with cable management. Everything is neatly hidden behind the desk, and nothing unnecessarily takes up space on the desk.