What do I need to connect my computer to an external display using the USB-C port?
Some systems will use a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port to output video to an external display. Use the instructions below to configure your system to output video to an external display.
- Locate a USB-C or Thunderbolt port on your system that supports video output. Please note that not all USB-C ports are able to carry a video signal. You will need to connect to a port that is labeled with one of the icons below.
- Use a method below to connect your computer to the external display.
Change the input on the external display to the connection type that you are using. On some Acer monitors, you will need to use the DP Alt setting when connecting with USB-C.
Right-click an empty area on the computer desktop screen, then click Display Settings. If you are using Windows 7, select Screen Resolution instead.
Click Multiple Displays, then select your desired display option.
Note: Acer has not qualified third party adapters or cables, so we are unable to recommend or guarantee compatibility with third party adapters and cables.
- Use a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect directly to a USB-C port on a monitor
- Use a USB-C to HDMI cable to connect to an HDMI port on an external display
- Use a USB-C to DisplayPort adapter to connect from a USB-C port on the notebook, to a display port on an external display