Cable or adapter?

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  1. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    laptop mini DP to monitor HDMI.
    Any difference in quality?
     
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    Nope. It's digital to digital. Just be careful what you buy. There are cables, and adapters. While cables are reversible, adapters aren't. For instance an adapter that is mini DP to HDMI won't "normally" work in reverse.

    The only issue you might run into (either way) is resolution limitations. Some cheap cables/adapters won't go higher than 1080p, some won't go past 1920x1200. If you need higher than that then you want something that specifically states DP 1.2, 4K or even 2K, or better yet, an actual resolution reference like 2560x1400 or 3840 x 2160.
     
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    Should be fine. Max resolution of 1920x1200 @ 60hz if I recall.
     
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    I won't go higher than 1080p. Basically I want the monitor to have a couple of windows open to help me stream full screen games (on the main external monitor).
    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    Got this, going to try it later tonight. I am waiting for lunch/dinner. :)
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    It works just fine. It's kinda cute having the 23.5 inch monitor next to the main one. Like a little brother or something. It's an old monitor but it was always very good and thanks to the IPS panel it still looks really nice. I still can't believe how good it is for the amount of money I paid for it years ago.
    AOC FTW.
     
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    I'd be very cautious however if you intend on ever getting a new primary monitor because the AOC displays (specifically if you venture into freesync) are notorious for issues. They are indeed cheap and appear to look good, but the other problems, seems to be luck of the draw on their longevity, at least in north america perhaps.
     
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    Thank you. No worries as I could barely afford to buy this cable. A new monitor is not going to happen for the foreseeable future. Whenever/if that day ever happens, I will as always look into it and spend many many days/weeks researching. :)
    For now, I have this monitor for 7 years working daily without any problems. Not bad for a 23.5 inch IPS monitor bought for 160 GBP.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't buy a monitor from AOC but glad yours is working well for you.

    The lowest I would go in quality when it comes to buying a monitor would probably be LG.
     

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