List of devices with video output over USB-C

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This list provides an overview of devices that support video output over USB-C. Not all USB-C ports support video output; a device is required to specifically provide support for USB-C Alternate Mode, which dedicates some of the physical wires in a USB-C 3.1 cable for direct device-to-host transmission of alternate data protocols.

Prior to the introduction of USB-C and Alternate Mode, devices that do not have standard-size DisplayPort or HDMI ports (such as smartphones and tablets) provided video output over the Micro USB port, either through the MHL or SlimPort standard.

Table showing various protocols supported by USB-C.

Devices with Thunderbolt 3 and DisplayPort Alternate Mode over USB-C[edit]

Thunderbolt 3 Alternate Mode streams DisplayPort 1.2 or DisplayPort 1.4 (with Titan Ridge) video within the Thunderbolt 3 stream. Also all Thunderbolt 3 controllers additionally support "DisplayPort Alternate Mode".[1] Therefore all devices listed here also support DisplayPort Alternate Mode over USB-C.

Desktops[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system
Apple iMac (Mid 2017) and newer All-in-one PC macOS
Apple iMac Pro All-in-one PC macOS
Apple Mac Mini (Late 2018) and newer Mini PC macOS
Intel NUC[a] Nettop Windows
ASRock Thunderbolt 3 AIC AIC Windows 8-10[2]
Asus ThunderboltEX 3 Thunderbolt 3 AIC AIC Windows 8-10[3]
Gigabyte GC-ALPINE RIDGE (rev. 1.0) AIC Windows 8-10[4]
Gigabyte GC-ALPINE RIDGE (rev. 2.0) AIC Windows 8-10[5]
Gigabyte GC-TITAN RIDGE (rev. 1.0) AIC Windows 10 RS3 or later[6]
MSI Thunderbolt M3 Thunderbolt 3 AIC AIC Windows 8-10[7]
  1. ^ The low-cost Intel i3 model (NUC7i3) supports just DP alternative mode and not both DP and TB3.

Laptops[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system
Apple MacBook (Early 2015) and newer laptop macOS
Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016) and newer laptop macOS
Apple MacBook Air (Late 2018) and newer laptop macOS
Dell XPS 12 (9250)
Dell XPS 13 (9350, 9360, 9370)
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9365)
Dell XPS 15 (9550, 9560, 9570)
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575)
laptop Windows 10/Ubuntu
HP EliteBook Folio G1 laptop Windows 10
HP Spectre 13 laptop Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad E580[8] laptop Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad T470 laptop Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad T470s laptop Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad T480 laptop Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad T480s laptop Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2017) laptop Windows 10
Asus Zenbook 3 laptop Windows 10

2-in-1 PCs[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (9365)
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575)
2-in-1 convertible Windows 10/Ubuntu
Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 detachable Windows 10

Devices with DisplayPort Alternate Mode over USB-C[edit]

The following devices have USB-C ports that implement the DisplayPort Alternate Mode on USB Type-C Connector Standard specification, and are capable of providing a video output to DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA (with active adapters).[9][10] SlimPort products are also compatible with DisplayPort Alternate Mode over USB Type-C.[11]

Desktops[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system
Asus Zen AiO All-in-one PC Windows 10
Asus Chromebox 3 Chromebox Chrome OS
Intel NUC (i3 models) Nettop Windows
Zotac PI225 Mini PC Windows 10 (Linux works as well)
Sunix UPD2018 AIC Windows 7-10[12]

Laptops[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system
"Any Chrome device that implements Type-C"[13] laptop Chrome OS
Acer Swift 5 laptop Windows 10
Acer TravelMate P2 laptop Windows 10
Lenovo Legion Y520, Y530, Y7000 laptop Windows 10

2-in-1 PCs / Tablets with desktop OS[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system
Google Pixelbook 2-in-1 convertible Chrome OS
Google Pixel Slate 2-in-1 detachable Chrome OS
Acer Chromebook R13 2-in-1 convertible Chrome OS
HP Chromebook x2 2-in-1 detachable Chrome OS
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 tablet Chrome OS
Acer Nitro 5 Spin 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10
Acer Spin 5 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10
Lenovo Yoga 900 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10
Acer Switch 5 2-in-1 detachable Windows 10
Cube i7 Book 2-in-1 detachable Windows 10
Microsoft Surface Book 2 2-in-1 detachable Windows 10
Microsoft Surface Go 2-in-1 detachable Windows 10
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 detachable Windows 10
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10

Tablets with mobile OS[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system Release date
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (also works with Samsung DeX) [14] tablet Android 2018
iPad Pro (3rd generation) [15] tablet iOS 2018

Smartphones[edit]

As Android and the now-defunct Windows 10 Mobile are mobile operating systems, most manufacturers do not include support for wired video output. Even if support is present, it may not be prominently indicated on a device's specification list.

HTC, Samsung, Huawei have supported DisplayPort on most of their flagship HTC U series, Samsung Galaxy S series, Samsung Galaxy Note series, Huawei Mate series phones.

The gaming-oriented smartphones, ROG Phone and Razer Phone, support DisplayPort. The ROG Phone, when connected to the Mobile Desktop Dock, outputs 4K UHD video through HDMI and DisplayPort. Razer's Project Linda, a work-in-progress concept, allows a docked phone to power a laptop and run apps on a larger screen, with the phone acting as a touchpad or second screen for custom interfaces.

A bug introduced in Android Oreo has resulted in performance issues (unreliable video/audio). This bug affects phones running stock Android (Razer Phone and Essential Phone) that have been updated from Android Nougat to Oreo.[16]

LG formerly supported DisplayPort on their LG G series and LG V series phones, but dropped support in the G6, G7, V35, V40 phones.

Samsung's DeX mode, Huawei's EMUI desktop mode, and Microsoft's Continuum allow phones to offer a PC-like experience. In addition to regular screen mirroring, they allow apps to be used in multiple windows with a desktop-like interface when connected to an external display with keyboard and mouse.[17][18]

The help section of Huawei Mate 20's Easy Projection, showing the various compatible video interfaces.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 plugged into the DeX docking station. Monitor is displaying the PowerPoint and Word Android applications.
Device name Device type Operating system Release date
Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra [19] smartphone Android 2016
Asus ZenFone AR
Asus ZenFone Ares (rebranded Taiwan variant of ZenFone AR) [20]
smartphone Android 2017
Asus ROG Phone (also works with Mobile Desktop Dock, TwinView Dock, WiGig® Dock) smartphone Android 2018
BlackBerry Key2 [21] smartphone Android 2018
BQ Aquaris X2 [22] smartphone Android 2018
Essential Phone [a] [23] smartphone Android 2017
HTC 10 [24] smartphone Android 2016
HTC U Ultra [25] smartphone Android 2017
HTC U11
HTC U11+ [26]
smartphone Android 2017
HTC U12+ [27] smartphone Android 2018
HTC Exodus 1 smartphone Android 2018
Huawei Mate 10 [28] smartphone Android 2017
Huawei Mate 20 smartphone Android 2018
Huawei P20 smartphone Android 2018
Huawei Honor Note 10 [29] smartphone Android 2018
LG G5 smartphone Android 2016
LG Q8 smartphone Android 2017
LG V20 smartphone Android 2016
LG V30 smartphone Android 2017
Razer Phone [a] smartphone Android 2017
Razer Phone 2 [a] smartphone Android 2018
Samsung Galaxy S8 (also works with Samsung DeX) [30] smartphone Android 2017
Samsung Galaxy S9 (also works with Samsung DeX) [31] smartphone Android 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (also works with Samsung DeX) [32] smartphone Android 2017
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (also works with Samsung DeX) [33] smartphone Android 2018
Smartisan R1 [34] smartphone Android 2018
Microsoft Lumia 950 (also works with Microsoft Display Dock)
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (also works with Microsoft Display Dock) [35]
smartphone Windows 10 Mobile 2015
HP Elite x3 (also works with HP Desk Dock or HP Lap Dock) [36] smartphone Windows 10 Mobile 2016
Acer Liquid Jade Primo (also works with Acer Display Dock) smartphone Windows 10 Mobile 2016

Devices with MHL Alternate Mode over USB-C[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system

Devices with HDMI Alternate Mode over USB-C[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system

Devices with VirtualLink Alternate Mode over USB-C[edit]

Device name Device type Operating system
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti GPU Windows 10 Fall 2018 Update or later[37]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c A bug in Android Oreo may cause unreliable performance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TECHNOLOGY BRIEF Thunderbolt™ 3" (PDF). 2018-09-21.
  2. ^ "Thunderbolt 3 AIC Specification". 2018-09-22.
  3. ^ "ThunderboltEX 3 | Motherboard Accessories | Asus Australia". 2018-10-23.
  4. ^ "GC-ALPINE RIDGE (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global". 2018-10-23.
  5. ^ "GC-ALPINE RIDGE (rev. 2.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global". 2018-10-23.
  6. ^ "GC-TITAN RIDGE (rev. 1.0) | Motherboard - GIGABYTE Global". 2018-10-23.
  7. ^ "ThunderboltM3 | Motherboard - The world leader in motherboard design | MSI Global". 2018-10-23.
  8. ^ https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20E580/ThinkPad_E580_specs.pdf
  9. ^ Rise of USB Type-C Connector Drives Growth in DisplayPort™ Standard Adoption, VESA Membership - DisplayPort
  10. ^ DisplayPort over USB-C - DisplayPort
  11. ^ USB-C Archives - Slimport
  12. ^ "Sunix UPD2018". 2018-09-22.
  13. ^ "USB Type-C to DP Adapter "DingDong"". Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  14. ^ How Samsung DeX works | SAMSUNG Developers
  15. ^ iPad Pro - Technical Specifications - Apple
  16. ^ PH-1 has Alternate Mode over Type C = watch movies over USB to a monitor - Pg. 2 | Essential Phone | XDA Forums
  17. ^ How Samsung DeX works | SAMSUNG Developers
  18. ^ Windows Continuum for Windows 10 Phones & Mobile | Microsoft
  19. ^ ZenFone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL) | Phone | ASUS Global
  20. ^ ZenFone AR (ZS571KL) | Phone | ASUS Global
  21. ^ Just a day before the official launch, BlackBerry Key2 leaks in full + pricing - GSMArena.com news
  22. ^ Aquaris X2 - Features and Specifications | BQ
  23. ^ Does the Essential Phone support video out over USB? – Essential Support
  24. ^ HTC 10 Industry Leading Features and Specs | HTC United States
  25. ^ HTC U Ultra | HTC United States
  26. ^ HTC U11 | HTC United States
  27. ^ HTC U12+ Tech Spec | HTC United States
  28. ^ HUAWEI Mate 10 Specifications | Phones | Global
  29. ^ HK$3214 起 高效巨芒 Honor Note 10 國內發佈 | RingHK.com -- 全港 NO.1 手機資訊網站
  30. ^ Specifications | Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ – The Official Samsung Galaxy Site
  31. ^ Specifications | Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ – The Official Samsung Galaxy Site
  32. ^ Specifications | Samsung Galaxy Note8 – The Official Samsung Galaxy Site
  33. ^ Specifications | Samsung Galaxy Note9 – The Official Samsung Galaxy Site
  34. ^ 1TB 超大容量 堅果 R1 上手玩 | RingHK.com -- 全港 NO.1 手機資訊網站
  35. ^ Specifications for Lumia 950
  36. ^ HP Elite x3 Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support
  37. ^ "GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Graphics Card | NVIDIA". 2018-10-23.

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