HDMI vs. VGA to monitor connection


macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 20, 2010
Washington, D.C.
Hi all,

I have a 2009 Macbook Pro 13'' and an Asus 23'' LED monitor. Currently, I connect the laptop to the external monitor using Apple's VGA to Mini Displayport adapter and a VGA cord. However, recently I picked up a few extra HDMI cords and I'm wondering if there is any sort of benefit to HDMI connection over VGA?



macrumors 6502
Jul 5, 2010
If your monitor supports it then yes...the quality is superior.
Well that's not true at all. Technically, they'll be the same. However, I can recall multiple instances on this forum as well as personal experience that the hdmi connection is actually poorer as far as the display goes. Stick with your VGA cable.