- Oct 7, 2000
the acer one say it is power by the mini but the msi doesnt have mini so i'd assume power over usbc. also, i missed that the msi has speakers built in. not sure if that matters to you...All I know is that with displayport alt half the usb c connectors are used for video transmission and the other half are used for USB power. I'm assuming that both of these monitors get around that by using one cable for video and another for power.
I sell usb c to hdmi adapters here at Target so I'm pretty sure hdmi to usb c can work. I already used a dp to hdmi cord before to utilize an hdmi monitor as a 2nd screen.