On my new graphics powerhouse laptop I was excited with it having both VGA and DVI output. This is great as number of larger shows this year have requested DVI output.

Again, I did not even think about looking further into things but was surprised when I started using the computer. There are a few flavors of DVI, the most common on computers, monitors, etc. is DVI-A. Well, this laptop surprised me by having a DVI-D connector. This is a big deal as it really limits the DVI options. On the plus side – it does have screw down connectors…

The big difference is it is missing the 4 connector slots that DVI-A (and DVI-I) connectors use (should be where the red circles are). Hmmm – maybe this is not the laptop to invest an additional 3 systems in.

– Troy @ TLC