VGA Monitor

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  1. SP3Scott

    SP3Scott New Member

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    I'm having a difficult time finding an adapter from USB to VGA (9? Pin). What is everyone else using to hook up to their VGA Monitor?

    Also - is there a huge advantage to the docking station vs. just having a USB Hub to hook everything up to?

    Thank you,
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If your just hooking up a monitor most are probably using the DisplayPort for that with a DP to VGA adapter. Google Displayport to VGA.
    Edit: as Hughlle mentioned the connection on the SP3 is a miniDP, be sure to get the right one if you go this way
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    Although you could use a USB DisplayLink to VGA adapter these use more CPU resources.

    If your making other connections then docking stations are convenient. You have two choices:
    The Microsoft Dock or a USB Docking station. the MS Dock is physically larger and more expensive and may have some quality issues. USB Docks are cheaper and smaller but use DisplayLink technology which uses a little more CPU resources. The USB Docks are available with one or two monitor connections with a variety of connections VGA among them.

    Google DisplayLink Dock. look for a USB 3.0 version.
    A USB 2.0 will work you wouldn't have any higher speed USB 3.0 connections.

    The Pluggable UD-3900USB 3.0 docking station is popular. I decided on the Targus version because it lies flat.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I just bought a generic mDP adaptor off of amazon. Cost £10 and can output to dvi, vga, and hdmi.
     

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