Is there a HDMI port in Thinkpads?

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  1. ema2iur

    ema2iur Newbie

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    Hello,

    Do Thinkpads (T and R400s) come with HDMI ports? When purchasing from the Lenovo website it does not mention external ports and retailers really do not mention anything either.

    What other ports are standard on these Thinkpads?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ema2iur

    ema2iur Newbie

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    I was able to come across this in a Thinkpad R400 from PC Connection:

    Expansion slots:
    (1) ExpressCard
    (1) PC Card

    I/O:
    (1) RJ-45 LAN
    (1) RJ-11 modem
    (3) USB 2.0
    (2) Audio (headphone, microphone)
    (1) HDDB15 VGA out
    (1) IEEE 1394 FireWire
    (1) Docking connector
    (1) DC power in

    Does this mean that Thinkpads, at least R400, will not have the HDMI port?
     
  3. HerrKaputt

    HerrKaputt Elite Notebook User

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    Apparently, they don't. But the Lenovo website can be misleading: for example, they still say the maximum RAM in T400 is 4GB, when in fact it is 8GB.

    If the Lenovos indeed do not have HDMI, consider the Dell Latitude E6400 which has DisplayPort (which can be easily converted to HDMI through an adapter). It's as good as the T400.
     
  4. LaptopGun

    LaptopGun Notebook Evangelist

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    The T and R 400 only have VGA. The T, W, and (I think) R 500 have Displayport. If you want HDMI and don't want to use a Displayport adapter, you unfortunately have to buy something from the SL series. Which almost no one on the forum would recommend.
     
  5. HerrKaputt

    HerrKaputt Elite Notebook User

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    Yeah. Actually, just a while ago I was pondering whether the T400 would have been a better choice than my E6400. Now I know better :D
     
  6. Andrew Baxter

    Andrew Baxter - Super Moderator

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    Lenovo is using DisplayPort right now, though in a conversation I had with a product designer there a month ago they were definitely thinking twice about whether to go with HDMI or DisplayPort in the next generation series of ThinkPads. I would fully expect they go HDMI, that's the way he was leaning.
     
  7. Rich.Carpenter

    Rich.Carpenter Cranky Bastage

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    With simple DP->HDMI and DP->DVI adapters available, is there a reason they should want to go back to HDMI?
     
  8. jaredy

    jaredy Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'd be fine with it if they added audio support.
     
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    Rich.Carpenter Cranky Bastage

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    Does HDMI provide audio on these machines?
     
  10. FallenAngel_Pasha

    FallenAngel_Pasha Newbie

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    HDMI is just DVI with encoded audio.
     
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