Choices, choices. When it comes to connecting a computer to a monitor (or picking a monitor to buy) one of the last things you want to get bogged down in is a decision over which connections you need. And the truth is, a lot of people overthink it -- in most cases it doesn't matter. It can when new technologies begin to overlap, such as when HD was making way for 4K. But then you usually don't have a choice; for instance, at the moment, 8K only works with DisplayPort 1.4. For general-purpose use -- and a single 4K display is no longer a special case -- then it doesn't matter. You're probably better off with HDMI, in general, simply because monitors with DisplayPort (DP) in addition to HDMI tend to be more expensive. But if you're one of the edge cases where you do need to think about it -- for gaming, color-critical work, business travel or multimonitor configurations -- here are some guidelines. On the roadIf you travel for business and want to hook up to monitors in … [Read more...] about HDMI vs DisplayPort: Which is best for 4K, HD and gaming monitors?
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Best Deals of the Day The best deals from around the web, updated daily. Save big on a Casper Essential mattress, Dyson cordless vacuums, a curved Samsung monitor, and more of Labor Day’s best deals. For all the best Labor Day sales, be sure to head over to this post as well. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to never miss a deal. BEST TECH DEALS If you want a big, beautiful monitor, and don’t need it to be 4K, this 32" HD option from Samsung is down to $200, if you don’t mind buying a refurb. The first thing you’ll notice here is that the monitor is curved, which actually is a good thing for a monitor that’s a couple feet away from your eyes, even if it’s pointless for a TV across the room. Just note that this price is only available today, or until sold out. No doubt it’s a first world problem, but a problem nonetheless. If you need a few more feet of power so you can use your phone while you watch TV, lay in … [Read more...] about Monday’s Best Deals: Casper Essential Mattress, Dyson Cordless Vacuums, Curved Monitor, and More
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