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Article Number: 000143744

Video output via Type C connector is not supported on Alienware Desktop

Summary: Correct usage of the Type C port on certain Alienware Desktops detailed.

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Video output is not available if attempting to connect video from the Type C port to HDMI / VGA on the Alienware Desktop models listed below:
  • Alienware Aurora R3
  • Alienware Aurora R4
  • Alienware Aurora R5
  • Alienware Aurora R6
  • Alienware Area-52 R3 (Pre-RTS)
  • Alienware Area-51 R4 (Pre-RTS)
  • Alienware Area-51 R5 (Pre-RTS)
  • Alienware Area-51 R6 (Pre-RTS)


This is working as designed.  The Type C port on these platforms only supports data transferring features.


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Affected Product

Alienware Aurora R3, Alienware Aurora R4, Alienware Aurora R5, Alienware Aurora R6

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021



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