Laptop has mini DP and monitor has USB-C, how to connect the two?

rcrez

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I'm having trouble connecting these two. My laptop has a mini DP port and my external monitor has a USB-C like port. The manual does say it is DP compatible.

However, all the adapters out there say they are unidirectional in the wrong direction. An example: https://www.amazon.com/Knaive-Displ...efix=mini+displayport+to+usb-c,aps,129&sr=8-4

So it looks like that would only work if my laptop was reversed as in USB C is the source and my monitor was DP.
 

Wiz33

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I'm having trouble connecting these two. My laptop has a mini DP port and my external monitor has a USB-C like port. The manual does say it is DP compatible.

However, all the adapters out there say they are unidirectional in the wrong direction. An example: https://www.amazon.com/Knaive-DisplayPort-Compatible-MacBook-Device/dp/B08399CDP3/ref=sr_1_4?crid=UB9QU70CK5NB&keywords=mini+displayport+to+usb-c&qid=1656044139&sprefix=mini+displayport+to+usb-c,aps,129&sr=8-4

So it looks like that would only work if my laptop was reversed as in USB C is the source and my monitor was DP.
Might be easier if we know which laptop and monitor you're using
 

rcrez

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would the HDMI solution allow me to get the maximum resolution possible on the external monitor which is 3200x1800?
 
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