DisplayPort 101

Yesterday, I noted the differences between Lenovo’s X200 docking station and Dell’s Latitude XT docking station. One of the main differences is their support of different video interfaces: the Dell Latitude supports DVI and VGA, while the Lenovo dock supports VGA and a DisplayPort.

As DisplayPorts are slowly making their way to the mobile world, many people, like myself, don’t know the difference between a DisplayPort and the ignition switch in your car. Thankfully, Lenovo’s Matt Kohut has penned a great article introducing us to the benefits of a DisplayPort and why we see that port there instead of a DVI. Head over and check it out.