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!