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MPG tested a fully-loaded 2017 MacBook Pro with 1TB SSD.
Suggested accessories include the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, the 1TB Envoy Pro EX.
See the MPG review of the 2017 Macbook Pro.
The 2017 MacBook Pro utilizes Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C ports. These are not directly compatible with most displays, such as my workhorse NEC PA302W wide gamut professional display.
The Apple Thunderbolt 3 Male to Thunderbolt 2 Female Adapter is non-functional for connecting a display; it only passes data signals, not video.
Enter the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Not only does it provide a Mini DisplayPort port, it provides a host of other ports as well, eliminating the dongle mess.
Seen above, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock neatly solves the display connectivity issue with its Mini DisplayPort port, charges the MacBook Pro, and provides gigabit ethernet and other ports, as shown.