USB-C Dock (HDMI): Type-C Port Display Limitations

Created on: June 9, 2016
Last updated: April 19, 2022



The USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port on the back of the dock (between the USB Standard-A ports and the Ethernet port) can carry only data and power. It does not support video signals or video adapters. Only the HDMI port can be used to add a display, by connecting an HDMI 1.4b compatible screen. Displays that use resolutions at or above 1080p require an HDMI High Speed cable.