The rise in display interfaces such as DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, and HDMI means that these three display options coexist side by side. You can find them on your humble laptop, laptop docking station, or a monitor. If your laptop and external monitor shares the same connectors, you need to connect the cable, and that’s about it. However, the matter is slightly different when your laptop accepts only DisplayPort connections, and your monitor has only HDMI inputs. Thankfully, DisplayPort to HDMI adapters will certainly save your day.
These are simple devices wherein you connect the DisplayPort end to your laptop and connect the other end to your monitor. As simple as that.
You can use these adapters to run dual displays through your laptop (one through HDMI, the other through DisplayPort) if your GPU can provide the additional push.
So, if you are in the market looking for some DisplayPort to HDMI adapters, here’s a list of the best ones out there. But first,
1. Benfei DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
Specs-wise, it packs decent features for an office setup. Apart from video signals, it can also pass uncompressed audio signals for 2, 5.1, and 7.1 channels. Plus, it supports up to 60Hz refresh rate with FHD displays.
The build is decent. You won’t get fancy features like braided cables and the likes. On the upside, the DisplayPort end’s gold plating shields the connector from rust and oxidation in the long run.
2. Cable Matters DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
It works as advertised and renders good audio and video quality. And quite a few users have praised this adapter for its speed and flicker-free transmission.
Like its counterpart above, there’s a small key at the top of the DisplayPort connector. As noted earlier, you will need to press it before latching the adapter to your laptop.
Alternatively, you can also check out the AmazonBasics DisplayPort to HDMI Display Adapter.
3. Starware DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
However, that’s not the only thing that’s worth talking about the Starware adapter. For one, it has excellent looks. The exterior has a polished look and complements the looks of your laptop.
Though the Starware adapter supports 4K, the refresh rate can only go up to 30Hz. Other than that, it will support the lower resolution in the standard refresh rate. This uni-directional adapter proves to be a good buy if you can live with that, thanks to its performance and durability.
But if not, it’s best to skip to the next ones.
4. iVANKY Active Displayport(DP) to HDMI Adapter
Again, you have to keep in mind that your monitor won’t display at full 60Hz if your GPU is not powerful enough.
Nevertheless, the build is solid. The connectors are gold plated, and both the ends are encased in solid aluminum cases, thus elongating the life of the adapter.
It is an active DP adapter meaning that it has an additional chip inside it to make the conversion. One of the main advantages is that the conversion is made regardless of the source supporting DP++ or not.
The adapter is not expensive and costs just around $15, thereby combining the best of both worlds.
5. Plugable Active DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 Adapter
If we talk specs, one end packs a DisplayPort 1.2 connector while the other end packs an HDMI 2.0 connector. The latter will really help your case if you already have an HDMI 2.0 cable and connector on your monitor.
It’s an active adapter which means it’s a tad pricey compared to its passive counterparts.
That said, this adapter is quite popular on Amazon and has amassed more than two thousand reviews on Amazon and an average rating of 4.5-stars out of 5. As per Fakespot’s estimates, around 80% of the user reviews are trustworthy and can be relied upon.
6. CalDigit Active DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
As with most standard DisplayPort cables and adapters, the DisplayPort end has a button that makes for the device’s safe removal.
While you do not get a braided exterior, the cabling is thick enough to protect the underlying cables.
Bridge the Gap
Besides connecting your laptop to an external monitor, you can also use DisplayPort to HDMI adapters if your laptop docking station has more DisplayPort connectors than HDMI ports.
If you have an FHD monitor, one standard DisplayPort to HDMI adapters should do just fine. However, if you have a powerful laptop and a 4K monitor or plan to upgrade to one short, the 4K active adapters will be the perfect bet.
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This post was written by Namrata Gogoi and was first posted to Guiding Tech
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