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# 140728 18-Feb-2014 21:10
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Hey there

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.


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  # 990009 18-Feb-2014 21:20
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there is no image?

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  # 990021 18-Feb-2014 21:34
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Check out the following links for DVI, HDMI and VGA adapters......

http://www.darkstar.co.nz/network/cables/displayport/mini-displayport-to-dvi-adapter.html
http://www.darkstar.co.nz/mini-displayport-to-hdmi-adapter.html
http://www.darkstar.co.nz/network/cables/displayport/mini-displayport-to-vga-adapter.html

They may be a cheap option for you, including an HDMI cable and freight will come under $50.




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  # 990099 19-Feb-2014 08:05
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Sorry looks like my image link got missed from my original question. This is the link to the image showing the mini display port on my laptop as the port numbered 3.

http://www.lenovo.com/images/OneWebImages/SubSeries/gallery/laptops/ThinkPad-X230-Laptop-PC-4-Side-Views-gallery-845x475.jpg


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  # 990110 19-Feb-2014 08:41
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It's worth spending the money to get mini DP to HDMI, as there are more consumer range monitors still using HDMI. However DisplayPort monitors (mid-range to professional) are more common over HDMI.

Hunt for one but don't have to spend large on pricey ones.




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  # 990156 19-Feb-2014 09:32
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Minidp To hdmi Adapter cost like $15 on trademe.

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  # 990177 19-Feb-2014 09:52
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I brought my mini DP to DVI cable on ebay for about $10 including free postage.

here is an adaptor for $5 including shipping - http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-Mini-Display-Port-DP-To-DVI-Adapter-Cable-For-Apple-Macebook-Pro-Air-Imac-/141047514145




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  # 990459 19-Feb-2014 13:32
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Yea I got mine off www.dx.com for less than $5, just had to wait 10 days for the free shipping option

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10 days? That's good for DX.

My latest parcel says shipped on the 7th of Feb. Don't think it has left China yet though. (ordered on about 12th Jan).

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