will VGA to 22 inch monitor look good?

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  1. bpage

    bpage Notebook Enthusiast

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    hey,

    I am about to purchase a 14.1 toshiba laptop from bestbuy. the problem with most of these small toshibas is that they do not offer a hdmi or dvi port only a vga connection. I am planning to connect this laptop to a 22 inch monitor when its being used on my desk. i am just curious as to how this is going to look and if it will make text and everything look crappy... anyone have experience with this?
     
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    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    I have a 24" dell 1920x1200 monitor running over VGA, and it looks fine. It doesnt look any different than from my system which has a DVI connection
    My screen, the Dell E248WFP has a VGA and a DVI port, and there isnt any difference in quality between the two

    K-TRON
     
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    bpage Notebook Enthusiast

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    ok. that may work then.. the laptop I am planning on getting has the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD in it. It isn't dedicated memory. Could this also affect how the output looks on the 22" monitor?
     
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    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    My system I am using with the VGA has an ATi X1400 in it. Its a dedicated card, so it can push 1920x1200 over external vga.

    I do not know what the capabilities of the intel 4500MHD are

    Hopefully someone could tell you what the 4500MHD can do.

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    I have once driven a 1920x1200 display on an older Intel X3100 graphics card. Aero was bit sluggish, but very much usable. So there shouldn’t be any problems running a 22” (which typically has 1680x1050) on a twice as quick 4500MHD. VGA quality will be fine.

    P.S : However, I've had mixed experiences with VGA outputs, few times I've experienced noticeable quality differences between VGA and DVI (probably due to bad cables); but most of the time quality was almost the same.
     
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    bpage Notebook Enthusiast

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    what is the difference between aero and vista? i will be running vista on this.. and as far as the vga cables go did you have problems with the cables that came with the monitor or were some of those good? i really wanted a 14.1 laptop for portability but its hard to get the hdmi with that size.. id have to go up to 15.4 but dont want to if i dont have to
     
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    i have a 24" LCD connected via VGA because it didnt come with an HDMI cable. it came with a DVI cable but apparently that doesnt fit into my laptop or dock. anyway, the display seems fine. i ran some HD content and it looks great.
     
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    Aero is_Windows_Vista’s new graphical interface that has some extra eye candy XP didn’t have (i.e Transparent Windows and task bar, Flip 3D etc.). You can turn it off and run Vista in the basic mode if you are not in to all that fancy stuff; also it is advisable for less powerful gfx cards. But I'm sure 4500MHD can handle Aero quite comfortably.
    Most new 14.1 notebooks come with a digital interface, either HDMI or a display port._HP Pavilion Series,_DELL Latitude and IBM ThinkPad are to name a few. Perhaps not the low-end budget(sub $800) models.

    But still VGA is going to be just fine.
     
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    I have a 4500M in mine (same as the 4500MHD, just a little slower clock speed and no integrated full HD decoding) and that handles AERO fine on W7 so you should be all set.
     
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    speaking of windows7.. how is that? i was thinking of downloading the beta and loading it onto my new laptop when i get it to try it out.. are there alot of bugs right now?.. also i was looking at the hp models that do have hdmi on them but i have had a lot of friends who had troubles with hp so i tried to stay away from them.. anyone have one?
     
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