Graphics Controller - Video Interfaces:VGA, DisplayPort

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Is a "display port" as good as a DVi or digital port?

Ive to hook this pc to a 27 inch monitor

I hate they way I have to buy the adapter as well !
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There are displayport-to-HDMI and displayport-to-DVI cables available for around 8 to 10 USD:
http://www.monoprice.com/search/index?keyword=displayport+cable
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Hello feck1,

Sorry, not sure if I understand the question.  Looking at the back of this unit, it looks like there is the standard VGA and an HDMI port to connect to.  Generally this is for compatibility to legacy monitors and to allow for two monitors.

The HP Specifications for the graphics is:
+========================================================+
[Ref: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/desktops/product-detail.html?oid=8223649#!tab=specs ]
Display and graphics
Display and graphics

    Graphics
        Integrated:
        Intel® HD Graphics 10
        Discrete:

        NVIDIA® NVS™ 310 (512 MB) 11
        (Integrated graphics will depend on processor)
+========================================================+

So, it is not clear to me that you need to buy an additional video card, unless your video requirements are beyond the capability of the embedded logic.

Can you clarify your question more?

Rojosho
RojoshoRTCC-III Level-2 Support
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feck1,

OK, did a search on Display Port and now see...
DisplayPort is a digital display interface developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The interface is primarily used to connect a video source to a display device such as a computer monitor, though it can also be used to carry audio, USB, and other forms of data.
DisplayPort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPortWikipedia

Did find the following while i was looking up what a display port is:
"HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?"
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2030669/hdmi-vs-displayport-which-display-interface-reigns-supreme.html 
Which helped me find my center point.

Rojosho
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Display Port is just as good as the other digital interfaces from my experience. It is frustrating that some manufacturers can't decide on a single interface to keep things easy, but you can find monitors with a Display Port Port (seems redundant...) or there are adapters that will convert whatever inputs your monitor may have, to DP (if you already have the monitor).

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