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HP ENVY Notebook 17t-u000 CTO
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a USB-c port, but is it a DisplayPort? I cannot find any documentation that will tell me this. I want to connect a second monitor so I can extend (not mirror) my desktop, but I only have the 1 HDMI port. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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I have a USB-c port on my Envy 17t, but is it a DisplayPort?

@Mattttt 

 

It has following ports

 

  • 1 USB 3.0 (Type-C);
  • 3 USB 3.0 (1 HP USB Boost);
  • 1 HDMI;
  • 1 VGA;
  • 1 RJ-45;
  • 1 headphone/microphone combo

It does not say much about the USB-C port but machine was built around 2016/2017 therefore most likely the USB-C port is Gen 1 or unknown

 

It has HDMI v1.4 supporting up to 1920×1080 @ 60 Hz. Why wasting it and run for an unknown factor ?

 

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Thanks BH, but I need both the HDMI and "another" video port in order to use 2 monitors in an extended screen scenario. The specs you listed are not entirely accurate; my laptop does not have a VGA port (if it did, I would have my solution). Thanks again!

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>>>> does not have a VGA port (if it did, I would have my solution). 

Your machine is actually a CTO (Configure To Order) machine, not a pre-built machine therefore the specs my be slightly difference.

 

Now I understand, you need 3 screens, not two. Please enter your requirement and it will find for you the one you need on market today.

 

      https://www.displaylink.com/products/universal-docking-stations

 

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Right, sorry BH. I should have been more specific. When I work from home I do not use my laptop screen; I keep it closed. So I want to use 2 external monitors. I already have 1 connected via HDMI, and I am hoping I can connect another via USB-C. Will a dock work if my USB-C port is not able to be used as a DisplayPort? Thanks again!

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Please check above link, you can select

 

(a) Connection type/port

(b) Number of EXTERNAL monitors,

(c) Resolution

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And it will give you a list of available docks on market today, including HP docks.

 

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Hi BH. So the actual answer to my question is:  NO.  My laptop does not support DisplayPort via USB-C. I bought a USB-C to HDMI cable and it did not work on my laptop. It did, however, work on my phone and my monitor. I will have to buy one of the DisplayPort docks from your link in the thread. I think I will go with the Diamond - a brand I know and good reviews, and only $129 US. Thanks again!

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