[ltp] Which Thinkpads easiest to display on external HDMI?

Micha Feigin linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:46:52 -0400

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    Not sure about the hardware in the thinkpad. I would think that it
    would have a dual purpose displayport / hdmi port, but if it
    doesn't, you can get an active displayport to hdmi, would be cheaper
    than another laptop. <br>
    I believe that something like these should work<br>
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-003B-2-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B00DOZHLAA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top">http://www.amazon.com/Accell-B086B-003B-2-UltraAV-DisplayPort-Adapter/dp/B00DOZHLAA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top</a><br>
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-DisplayPort-Adapter/product-reviews/B00EDT0072/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1">http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-DisplayPort-Adapter/product-reviews/B00EDT0072/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1</a><br>
    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 14-Jun-14 21:32,
      <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:keitho@strucktower.com">keitho@strucktower.com</a> wrote:<br>
      <pre wrap="">I have owned my T520 for a few years and have liked it OK. It is the
4239-CTO model with only integrated video.

I'm disappointed to find out this weekend that it can't use the
DisplayPort out to an external HDMI monitor/TV since I don't have a
discrete video card in this model (according to the ThinkWiki).

I want to be able to display online videos from a laptop (mostly from
YouTube) to my TV which has an HDMI input. I had bought a
DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable for that purpose.

Can you recommend another (hopefully inexpensive but reliable) Thinkpad
that I should consider buying (used) that would be easy to setup for that?

I use Debian. I really don't want to invest a lot of time researching and
learning about drivers and problems with various hardware- I just would
like it to work.


Thanks for your advice,
Keith Ostertag