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Old 01-23-2014, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a new laptop over the christmas break and it only has an hdmi port for external display. I have to make a presentation in college using a projector however it only has a vga port. I see cables and adapters that go from HDMI to vga. I was wondering if anyone has ever tried an adapter for vga. Also I am seeing a wide price range in them too. Some are 15$ and I see them go all the way up to 60$.


I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but it has to do with my laptop but if it needs to be moved please let me know.

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What laptop is it, curiously?
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it's a HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n067ca
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I have to move my pc pretty often and that means unplugging a lot of cables. The VGA was kind of annoying being the only one that wasn't just a plug so I found an adapter for my monitor and it is just hdmi now. Works like a charm. I bought one that was somewhere between $15-$25, can't remember exactly.
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I have to move my pc pretty often and that means unplugging a lot of cables. The VGA was kind of annoying being the only one that wasn't just a plug so I found an adapter for my monitor and it is just hdmi now. Works like a charm. I bought one that was somewhere between $15-$25, can't remember exactly.
Either that or a USB/VGA adapter, either one will work (or give you a headache...) Are you sure you don't have a mini display port anywhere like this?
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Either that or a USB/VGA adapter, either one will work (or give you a headache...) Are you sure you don't have a mini display port anywhere like this?
Most projectors won't have a DisplayPort connection - usually only VGA/component or composite, sometimes DVI.
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Most projectors won't have a DisplayPort connection - usually only VGA/component or composite, sometimes DVI.
The reason I asked is because mini displayport to VGA adapters are generally cheaper than HDMI to VGA ones (at least in Canada it looks like).
HDMI/VGA = $35-50
mDP/VGA = ~$20-25
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According to the specs for his model:
HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n067ca Notebook PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n067ca Notebook PC | HP Support

He only has HDMI out.
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When I went to that the site the first time, it didn't show any specs at all. Your link worked though . w/e

Gotta go with what ya got.
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When I went to that the site the first time, it didn't show any specs at all. Your link worked though . w/e

Gotta go with what ya got.
Lol you gotta go like 5 links deep to get to the actual specs table - its annoying how they changed their website.
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