All possible configurations of connecting multiple displays to M1/M2 MacBook

1. Connecting multiple displays by using Docking Station (recommended)

Connecting multiple monitors is most convenient via the docking station. Most docking stations have built-in Power Delivery; thanks to this, we can limit ourselves to only using one cable plug into the MacBook. It is the most reliable and, at the same time, the most expensive solution. So if you use your Mac for work - don't save on the docking station. With some devices you can connect up to 5 displays!

dock configuration schema

2. Connecting two or more monitors using USB-C Hub

Using a USB-C HUB is a solution we recommend to users who frequently travel or change their workstations. Hubs are available at a reasonable price and will help you connect many two or more monitors.

hub configuration schema

3. Using USB-A adapter(s) (not recommended)

Adapter(s) are connected to the USB-C Hub and, the USB-C Hub is plugged into your MacBook. This configuration is the most convenient when we want to connect only two external monitors, one of which is connected natively via a DisplayPort or HDMI to USB-C cable, which we plug directly into the MacBook, and the other through the Adapter - to the Multiport. But for three and more displays, we recommend these Docking Stations or USB-C Hubs.

adapter configuration schema