So I have a laptop and it has what I think is a mini-display port. Its the one numbered 3 in this image.
I also have a Samsung monitor which has HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs. The monitor is second hand and came with a min HDMI cable that doesn't fit my mini display port. I'm currently using a VGA cable to connect to it. Having done a bit of research I've discovered that I could be looking at spending 50% of the monitor cost just to buy a mini display port to either HDMI or DVI converter and then an appropriate cable.
So what I'm wondering is if its worth spending around $70 on cables and converters or if there is a cheaper option I've missed. I guess if there is a mini display port to mini HDMI converter then I can use the HDMI cable I already have but so far I haven't been able to find one.
Any suggestions or pointers would be most appreciated to assist with my cable conundrum.