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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Mini-VGA versus HDMI?

Any clue why Samsung chose to put a Mini-VGA instead of HDMI?
I would feel much more comfortable if this had an HDMI cable!!

Is the mini-VGA ok to power a large external monitor? What would be the biggest?
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Only reason I can think of is to save money. I think mini-vga is cheaper to produce than HDMI. Either that or their version of a chromebook can't output in 720p/1080i/1080p.
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Likely the later, I suspect the graphics card will be run of the mill in the Chromebooks



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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 02:39 PM
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Chrome is correct. the Mini-VGA will not support 720p/1080i or 1080p .... it does a maximum of 480i , or up to 576i if I remember correctly.

So basically, you won't be able to run HD onto a plasma if that's what you were thinking.

This won't become your media tank
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Did the Chromebox have HDMI, really that is the device I would use for that purpose?



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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 11:31 AM
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No specs yet for the Chromebox that I can find, but I gotta think it will have HDMI for sure, really the product is designed to be hooked up to your TV
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 03:38 PM
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Why would samsung even consider the mini VGA port, be like acer and install the HDMI port, if you plan people to hook up your laptop to an external source at least allow options!
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from what i've been hearing/reading about the chromebox even without finding out the samsung chromebox specs, i strongly believe it will have a HDMI port.

The samsung chromebox is after all the "desktop" version and the chromebook is the portable. So why wouldn't they add something as standard as a HDMI port.

All the newer computers i've been looking at all have HDMI ports, if samsung left it out that would be a major downside.
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Yeah. The chromebox will almost guaranteed have HDMI output. It wouldn't make any sense for it not to have it. Its not supposed to be as portable as the chromebook anyway.
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 01:23 PM
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I wonder what the video card will be like, hopefully it will live up to the TV I will be hooking it up to.
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