Apple has just released their newest MacBook Pro line based on the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. These new chips are a follow up to the very popular first iteration of M1 chip that was introduced with the Late 2020 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini.

These new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips have some key differences when compared to the previous generation M1 chip, so naturally we wanted to get our hands on these devices as soon as possible for compatibility testing (spoiler alert, things have been working great).

As you may remember, M1 systems support up to one native external display over Thunderbolt on the original M1 Macs. While DisplayLink docking stations are a great solution to this limitation, there certainly was lots of user confusion around this detail. Thankfully, this new M1 MacBook Pro line reintroduces support for multiple native external displays over Thunderbolt, with the M1 Pro supporting up to two native external displays and the M1 Max supporting up to four external displays (one of which must be from the HDMI port).

We were lucky enough to secure a 14” MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro chip on the day of release, and we have a 16” MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip on the way. Here is how they have worked with our products:

We will keep this page updated as we continue to test our products.

14” MacBook Pro (M1 Pro):

Thunderbolt Devices

Thunderbolt 4 Hubs

Thunderbolt 3 Docking Stations

  • Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual Display Dock with 96W Host Charging (TBT3-UDZ): Compatible
  • Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Dual Display Dock with 96W Host Charging - Horizontal - (TBT3-UDC3): Potential compatibility issues under investigation
  • Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Host Charging (TBT3-UDV): Compatible
  • Thunderbolt 3 Dock with 85W Host Charging (TBT3-UD1-85W): Compatible

USB-C Docking Stations

Multi-Display USB-C Docking Stations with PD Charging

Note: These multi-display docks use a combination of USB-C Alternate Mode (native “Alt Mode” video output) and DisplayLink technology (requiring a driver to be installed). Only the Alt Mode output counts towards the native display capabilities of the platform. For additional information about DisplayLink and macOS, please see our post here.

  • Triple Display Dock with 3x HDMI and 60W Charging – Horizontal (UD-3900PDZ): Compatible
  • Triple Display Dock with 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, and 60W Charging – Vertical (UD-ULTC4K): Requires disconnect/reconnect when system rebooted
  • Triple Display Dock with 2x HDMI, 1x DVI/VGA, and 60W Charging – Vertical (UD-ULTCDL): Requires disconnect/reconnect when system rebooted

Single-Display USB-C Docking Stations with PD Charging

  • USB-C Mini Docking Station with 85W Charging (UD-CAM): Compatible

USB-C Hubs, Video Cables, and Dongles

USB-C Hubs with Pass-through Charging

  • 7-in-1 Multi-function Hub with HDMI (USBC-7IN1): Compatible
  • 7-in-1 Multi-function Hub with Ethernet (USBC-7IN1E): Compatible
  • 3-in-1 AV Adapter with HDMI(USBC-MD103): Compatible

Single-Display USB-C Dongles and Cables

  • USB-C to HDMI Cable (USBC-HDMI-CABLE): Compatible
  • USB-C to HDMI Dongle (USBC-HDMI): Compatible
  • USB-C to HDMI Travel Adapter (USBC-THDMI): Compatible
  • USB-C to DisplayPort Cable (USBC-DP): Compatible
  • USB-C to DisplayPort Travel Adapter (USBC-TDP): Compatible
  • USB-C to VGA Travel Adapter (USBC-TVGA): Compatible

USB-C Ethernet Adapters:

  • USB-C Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (USBC-TE1000): Compatible
  • USB-C and USB 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (USBC-E2500): Compatible

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