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Preferred cable connections for NEC monitor

ericbowles

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Thu 14-Mar-13 09:03 PM | edited Fri 15-Mar-13 01:08 AM by ericbowles

I just received an NEC PA241W monitor. All the reports are great. Of course, just like printers there are a host of setup options.

I have a brand new Lenovo laptop (Windows 8 64 bit) that I want to connect to the monitor. The laptop has VGA, Ethernet, and HDMI ports (as well as USB 3.0 and 2.0). The NEC monitor has Displayport, DVI-D (2), and VGA ports. So it appears my choices are VGA (which would be analog) or a cable or an adapter connecting HDMI to DVI-D. Is that right or am I missing and option?

I was really quite surprised that the monitor did not have an HDMI port.

My understanding is DisplayPort is primarily an Apple feature and cannot be resolved with an adapter. DVI-D and HDMI are pretty closely related and can be resolved with an adapter or cable. VGA would be the worst choice as it has lower signal quality.


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