Plugable USB C to DVI Adapter - Connect Your USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 Laptop

$33.95 Regular price

Plugable's USB-C to DVI Adapter allows you connect a DVI display to your laptop, tablet, or desktop which supports USB 3.1 Alternate Mode video output functionality. Currently the MacBook Retina 12" 2016/2017, 2016/2017 MacBook Pros, Google Pixelbook, Dell XPS 13 & 15 (9350x 9360, 9550, 9560), Microsoft Surface Book 2, and Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ support this functionality.


USB-C Alt Mode graphics adapters utilize a direct pipeline to the graphics processor in your system, and your connected monitor will function and perform as a natively attached display.

Compatible Systems

Plug and Play on any Windows, Mac, or Linux host which supports DisplayPort Alternate Mode video output functionality.

Adapter has been tested for functionality on the 2017 iMac/iMac Pro, 2017 MacBook/MacBook Pro, MacBook Retina 12" 2016/2017, MacBook Pro 2016/2017, Microsoft Surface Book 2, Dell XPS 9350 / 9550, Lenovo P50, & more.

Apple Notes:

To use a DVI display with MacBook systems, the display must support HDCP copy protection. Some older DVI displays do not support HDCP and will result in unusable behavior. This requirement is only enforced in OS X, as BootCamp Windows installations behave correctly with non-HDCP DVI displays.

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Incompatible Systems

Most current phones and tablets with USB-C ports do not support Alt Mode video output.

ASMedia USB 3.1 controllers do not support Alt Mode video at this time.

Not compatible with Apple Cinema Displays and 2560x1440 monitors which require a dual-link DVI connection

In the Bag

Plugable USB-C to DVI Adapter (6in/15cm)
  • Enables an inexpensive additional DVI output port on supported systems
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Single link DVI port supports resolutions up to 1920�1200@60Hz
  • Adapter is fully Plug and Play; no special driver installation required
  • Complies with the VESA "DisplayPort Alternate Mode on USB Type-C Connector" Standard