If you purchased a new 4K monitor recently then it is very obvious that the number of ports on the back might puzzle you. HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C are all common. But, which is best, and why?
Here we will see each of them, differences between them and which one to buy:
High Definition Multimedia Interface is the full form of HDMI. It is a common display interface today and widely used in televisions, game consoles, and Blu-ray players. It provides a stable digital signal which can be swapped i.e. plugged and unplugged without turning devices off.
This article is about the DisplayPort cable. But since DisplayPort is neatly integrated with USB Type C, it is also about that. The latest update in DisplayPort is the DisplayPort Alt mode 2.0. The new standard has interoperability with the USB4 specification by the USB Implementers Forum.
According to VESA, the update in the specs are: the USB-C connector can transmit up to 80 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of DisplayPort video data utilizing all four high-speed lanes in the cable, or up to 40 Gbps with simultaneous SuperSpeed USB data delivery.
USB C has truly become the port to have on all...
Apple has given us incredible machines. From the first ever ‘Hello world’ to their latest beast of a machine, the Mac Pro, the technology has been magnificent. With the evolution in computers, there has been a tremendous change in the connectors that come with it.
The cables for Mac have often been ones that only Apple uses because of their need to control the ecosystem.
Back in 1984, the first ever Macintosh computer came with DB-9 ports for modem and mouse with a coiled phone cord for the keyboard.
Two years later, when the then latest Mac Plus arrived, it brought with it...