HDMI vs. VGA to monitor connection

asec92

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 20, 2010
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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?

Thanks!
 

kfergiez

macrumors 6502
Jul 5, 2010
276
1
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.