I am shopping for the next model laptop to be used for my organization. These laptops will be for the sales force who are expected to give presentations at their client's offices. Among the requirements and features we are looking for, management has added that the laptop must have an HDMI port.
I thought DisplayPort would satisfy this requirement, but some believe they had problems when trying to use DisplayPort->HDMI cables, but they also can't confirm any of their experiences. Some of their concerns are that DisplayPort->HDMI cables may require the user to reconfigure their display settings, or that the display is not completely in frame of the television/monitor, or that they may need to use software to make it work properly.
I have never had an issue with this connection. The external monitor simply shows the laptop's screen without configuration and fully in frame. Today, I took two laptops (one with HDMI and one with DP) and connected them to five different monitors without issue. This should be enough, but I'm not certain that I'm selling my confidence. I'm trying to avoid the infamous I-told-you-so.
Do you have any advice or experiences to share on this topic?