StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity and technology parts, launched a family of Mini DisplayPort adapters to overcome compatibility issues between laptop and desktop computers equipped with a Mini DisplayPort output port and monitors/displays that only support older video connections such as DVI, HDMI and VGA.
“The DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort interfaces are quickly becoming the digital standard for connecting monitors or displays to PCs and Mac computers” said John Mardinly, Product Manager for StarTech.com. “Many new laptops and desktops that have been released into the market include the Mini DisplayPort output interface, which may be the only video port provided. With our adapters, you can purchase a new notebook or desktop and save money by keeping your existing VGA, HDMI or DVI without sacrificing the high resolution capability that the video source provides”.
StarTech.com’s new Mini DisplayPort Adapter product line includes the following:
Mini DisplayPort to VGA (MDP2VGA) MSRP: $29.99
- Connect a VGA monitor, TV or projector to a computer with a Mini DisplayPort output (video only)
Mini DisplayPort to HDMI (MDP2HDMI) MSRP: $28.99
- Connect an HDMI TV or monitor to a laptop/desktop with a Mini DisplayPort output; adapter supports audio as provided by source, requires audio-capable display (e.g. HDTV, Monitor with built-on speaker etc,)
Mini DisplayPort to DVI (MDP2DVI) MSRP: $28.99
- Make a digital video connection between a computer with a Mini DisplayPort video output and a DVI-D display or projector
Features of the Mini DisplayPort Adapters include:
- Support for computer display resolutions up to 1920x1200
- Support for HDTV resolutions up to 1080p
- Software-free operation. A completely hardware based solution
- Simple plug-and-play installation
- Fully PC and Mac Compatible
The Mini DisplayPort is a miniaturized version of the DisplayPort interface, which is designed specifically to deliver high definition video and audio content through a single cable. It (Mini DisplayPort) is currently used by Apple in several versions of their MacBook notebooks and desktop computers and has also recently become available through other mainstream laptop brands.