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Does the USB Type-C port on the Ideapad 720s (13-inch) support HDMI Alt Mode?

Q: Does the USB Type-C port on the Ideapad 720s (13-inch) support HDMI Alt Mode?

Hello, I recently ordered an Ideapad 720s (13-inch). Lenovo web site mentions "*Connecting to a display requires a USB-C to HDMI or DisplayPort cable, depending on display interface." I was wondering I should buy a USB-HDMI cable or an adapter to connect this laptop to an external display. Does anyone know whether the Ideapad 720s (13-inch) model supports native HDMI through a USB port, namely the HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C? (as specified in https://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/HDMIAltModeUSBTypeC.aspx) Regards,Franky

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Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue and moved post to its own thread.
 
 

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The port supplies power to devices.  Not the other way.  USB has 5V.  You need 20V.

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