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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:56 PM

So I need a computer screen and wanna know if the new models have HDMI cables.  Whats the difference between the HDMI cables and the one with the pins in them.  My price range is 100-200 and I want something bigger then the one I have but not that much bigger.  My current screen is 12x9 inches (the screen only.  Doesn't include the frame around it)



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#2 TsVk!

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:11 AM

Nearly all the new models have HDMI ports. ~24" is currently the cheapest on the market (LED), and can be purchased for less than $150, often with a 3yr warranty.\

 

HDMI can also transmit sound if your computer is capable and your monitor has speakers, other than that the quality is indiscernible from your normal VGA. (blue pin plug)


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:00 AM

Your current monitor is a 15" 4:3.  You're going to have a difficult time finding a 4:3 monitor, if that is a consideration.  Other than that you can get a much larger monitor for the money you have to spend, New Egg has over 600 in that price range, up to 27" if you want.

 

An HDMI cable is a digital connection, similar to a DVI, but can also carry audio.  VGA is an analog connection.






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