hdmi vs thunderbolt to vga adapter

jcmpdo

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Dec 1, 2013
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I need a VGA adapter for my rMBP 13 late 2013.
But I dont know if I should buy a hdmi-to-vga or a thunderbolt-to-vga.
Which one is better?
 

GSPice

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Nov 24, 2008
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Is there a chance that you'd ever need the thunderbolt port for something else while the VGA display is connected? That's the only reason I'd go for HDMI.

Either way, an anything-to-VGA adapter coming from a beautiful macbook pro is a bit of a bummer.
 

simon48

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Sep 1, 2010
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Thunderbolt is more flexible and can be used for more things, so I'd use up your HDMI to keep your Thunderbolt(s) free in the future. But you do have two Thunderbolt ports, right?
 

tigerintank

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Jun 16, 2013
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surely if the thunderbolt adaptor has a chip in it, there'll be a significant price difference
 

snaky69

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I need a VGA adapter for my rMBP 13 late 2013.
But I dont know if I should buy a hdmi-to-vga or a thunderbolt-to-vga.
Which one is better?
The one you can get the cheapest.

Neither is better, both transform a digital signal into an analogue one for the VGA, that's all they do.
 
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