Friday, August 15, 2008

DVI, S-Video, VGA, HDMI, or DisplayPort?

Where are we going with display interface connectors? VGA will eventually get replaced. I seem to be finding fewer notebooks with S-Video ports. What will become the next "standard" for laptops and mobile devices? Will the smallest connector win?

Will it be the bulky DVI? HDMI? Or DisplayPort?

Will future laptops have 4 or 5 types of display interface connectors? I'm mainly thinking about tiny MIDs and UMPCs. The OQO model 02 has a HDMI port. The new Lenovo Thinkpad X301 has a DisplayPort.


  1. Future quality Laptop interfaces will certainly include Displayport and hdmi connectors. These seem to be the 2 that matter, especially the HDMI interface

    HDMI cables, connectors, splitters, switchers and related products

  2. Since DisplayPort and HDMI are small ports, that makes sense - especially for the ultraportable notebooks, UMPCs, and MIDs.