My employer will send me a new 16" MacBook Pro M1 Pro this week. What a machine ! I actually work on 17" Dell inspiron circa 2012. It is heavier than the Mac by 3.4 pounds.
I have a few questions for you.
- Using an external drive for Time Machine
I have seen tiny external SSD drives from Kingston. I think these are the " Kingston XS2000 500G High Performance Pocket-Sized USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 External SSD". They connect to a USB-C port, so I guess they connect to one of the three Thuderbolt ports, unless I am wrong. Do you know any other makes of small SSD like these from Kingston ?
- External monitor
The MackBook provides a HDMI port, but unfortunately my Full HD monitor has VGA and DVI ports only. I am thinking going with an HDMI to VGA adapter, but since there are three sizes for HDMI ports, Standard, Mini and Micro, does anyone know which one is provided with the MacBook Pro 2021 ?
Should I consider an adapter connected to a Thunderbolt port instead ?
Thanks for your inputs