Choosing Your Luna Display Unit Type for Mac

Luna Display for Mac is available in two models: USB-C and Mini DisplayPort. This is a guide to help you pick the right model for your Primary Mac. (Luna Display unit is not required for your Secondary Mac or iPad).

Which Macs support USB-C?

USB-C is an option available on the most recent Macs. Here is a complete list of Mac’s that support USB-C:

  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 and newer)
  • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017 and newer)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, 2017)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • MacBook Pro (2016 and newer)
  • MacBook (2015 and newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2018 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Late 2018 or newer)

Which Macs support Mini DisplayPort?

Most Macs after 2008 and prior to 2016 have Mini DisplayPort; however, the minimum system requirement for running Luna Display must be a 2011 Mac model or newer. Here is a list of Macs with Mini DisplayPort that support Luna Display:

  • iMac (Early 2011 to Late 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Late 2011 to Mid 2015)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2011 to 2017)
  • MacBook (Late 2011 to Mid 2010)
  • Mac Pro (2011 or newer)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2011 to Late 2014)

How do I determine which model Mac I have?

Find out which year and model Mac you have by going to the Apple menu in the upper left of your Mac and selecting “About this Mac.” Inside the window that appears, you’ll see the model and year of your Mac.

Can I use an adapter?

We do not recommend using Luna Display with any kind of USB-C or Mini DisplayPort adapter. All of the adapters we have tested do not implement Mini DisplayPort or USB-C properly, even Apple’s adapters. To guarantee reliable performance, Luna Display must be plugged directly into your Mac. → Learn More

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