List of MacBooks with HDMI

Ports on MacBooks are changing. Some time ago, MacBooks came with HDMI ports, Headphone Jacks, and other ports that we haven’t seen on some of the newest macs.

MacBooks need an HDMI port to be connected to an external monitor or a TV. Some might ask why you would need MacBook to watch TV. Well, some store movies on their laptops.

Due to Netflix, Disnex+, Amazon Video, and other streaming services, people don’t really download movies on their laptops anymore. They have become so available that there is no need anymore.

List of MacBooks with HDMI Ports

ModelRelease YearHDMI Port
Mac Mini2010Yes
Mac Pro2013Yes
MacBook Pro 13-inch2012-2015Yes
MacBook Pro 15-inch2012-2015Yes
MacBook Pro 14-inch2021Yes
MacBook Pro 16-inch2021Yes
Mac Studio2022Yes

MacBook Pro 2021 (14-inch & 16-inch)

The 2021 14-inch MacBook is equipped with the powerful M1 chip. If you want a MacBook with an HDMI port, this is a great option. Generally, we do not recommend getting an old MacBook. They are a bit outdated for the newest software.

What Is HDMI?

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Did you know that HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface? It transfers digital video and audio from one source to another. You will often see that this cable is used for DVD Players, BlueRay Players, TV’s, Xbox, Playstation, etc.

HDMI helps transmit audio and video in high-definition. Other cables might lose quality over the transfer, but HDMI ensures it doesn’t. That’s why people that are obsessed with quality want HDMI cable in their Macs.

What If My MacBook Doesn’t Have an HDMI Port?

If your MacBook doesn’t have an HDMI port, but you need it, there are some workaround. Adapters.

USB C to HDMI Adapter

USB Type-C to HDMI. You will exchange one of your USB ports for an HDMI port. All you need is one gadget. Much cheaper than buying a new laptop.

You can also invest a bit more money and get a USB hub for your MacBook, which is helpful since you will get an HDMI port, USB Type-A x2, USB Type-C, MicroSD Slot, SD Card Slot.

Summary

Apple needs to establish some sort of variety and difference between their products, some might find HDMI ports useless, and some can’t really live without them. It’s an impossible job to please every MacBook user out there. That’s exactly why companies like Anker that create USB hubs and Adapters for MacBooks exist.

I was quite surprised to see that even the 2021 MacBook had an HDMI port returned.

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