Some advice please on purchase of laptop and digital monitor.
Posted on 2012-03-13
Some advice please. I am confused by the barrage of interfaces and cables these days. I need to get a new windows laptop and as it happens I need to get a new monitor as well. One thing that is important to me is that I can attach a second monitor to my laptop and it be used digitally. I do not want to use it with analog VGA. This is cos I have a desktop computer that attaches to a DVI monitor and the other monitor to VGA and the difference in quality is enormous. The digital looks so much better than analog.
So, I need some advice.
Can I get a laptop with DVI output that I can plug into a DVI monitor? On google, I haven't seen any laptops with a DVI output.
Or do I have to get a laptop with HDMI output, that I can plug into an HDMI monitor. Will that work?
I am NOT interested in plugging into a TV. Everywhere I read about DVI and HDMI outputs on laptops, they assume you are trying to hook up a TV. I am not.
Any examples of laptops would be great. My googling is not being very productive.