Video Explaining The Pros And Cons Of The Different Monitor Connectors

When selecting a monitor you rarely think about how it connects with the computer, but this decision has at least some impact on the way you’ll be able to enjoy it. Techquickie put a video together that explain the ins, outs, pros and cons of each of the different connectors. There are currently four families of those in the market: VGA, DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort.

I think it is pretty obvious that the big message of the video is ditch those analog VGA connectors. But aside that I did learn a few things that I did now know (or at least did not pay attention to) before:

  • While HDMI is cool, it does not have a locking mechanism (unless you are using the really new HDMI 2.0)
  • VGA connectors are getting worse as the cable get longer
  • Current Displayport 1.2 supports 4K @ 60Hz, audio, network, multiple video streams, wide formats and prety much everything else
  • Displayport 1.3 brings 8K in.
  • Your connection method does impact the color spaces you can work with.
  • there are mini and micro version for almost any digital connector
  • Thunderbolt rocks!

[HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and DVI as Fast As Possible via LifeHacker]