StarTech.com’s Mini DisplayPort Adapters Offer Cost-Effective Method of Connecting a Mini DisplayPort Output from a PC or Mac® Computer to a VGA, DVI or HDMI Display

New Mini DisplayPort adapters from StarTech.com allow users to connect their Mini DisplayPort-capable desktop or laptop computer to a VGA, DVI or HDMI display, without the expense of upgrading to a Mini DisplayPort Monitor. Each of the video adapters are lightweight and compactly designed, ensuring a portable and convenient solution for both mobile and desktop environments.

Groveport, OH - February 17, 2010 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity and technology parts, today announced the availability of their new line of Mini DisplayPort adapters, which allow users to overcome compatibility issues between laptop and desktop computers equipped with a Mini DisplayPort output port and monitors/displays that only support older video connections such as DVI, HDMI and VGA.

“The DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort interfaces are quickly becoming the digital standard for connecting monitors or displays to PCs and Mac computers” said John Mardinly, Product Manager for StarTech.com. “Many new laptops and desktops that have been released into the market include the Mini DisplayPort output interface, which may be the only video port provided. With our adapters, you can purchase a new notebook or desktop and save money by keeping your existing VGA, HDMI or DVI monitor without sacrificing the high resolution capability that the video source provides”.

StarTech.com’s new Mini DisplayPort Adapter product line includes the following, and will be priced as follows:

Mini DisplayPort to VGA (MDP2VGA) MSRP: $29.99 (USD)

  • Connect a VGA monitor, TV or projector to a computer with a Mini DisplayPort output (video only)

 

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI (MDP2HDMI) MSRP: $28.99 (USD)

  • Connect an HDMI TV or monitor to a laptop/desktop with a Mini DisplayPort output; adapter supports audio as provided by source, requires audio-capable display (e.g. HDTV, Monitor with built-on speaker etc,)

Mini DisplayPort to DVI (MDP2DVI) MSRP: $28.99 (USD)

  • Make a digital video connection between a computer with a Mini DisplayPort video output and a

DVI-D display or projector

Features of the Mini DisplayPort Adapters include:

  • Support for computer display resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • Support for HDTV resolutions up to 1080p
  • Software-free operation. A completely hardware based solution
  • Simple plug-and-play installation
  • Fully PC and Mac Compatible

The Mini DisplayPort interface is a miniaturized version of the DisplayPort interface, which is designed specifically to deliver high definition video and audio content through a single cable. It (Mini DisplayPort) is currently used by Apple™ in several versions of their MacBook® notebooks and desktop computers and has also recently become available through other mainstream laptop brands.

StarTech.com’s Mini DisplayPort Adapters are currently available directly from StarTech.com, as well as from leading technology resellers including CDW, PC Connection, Provantage, Buy.com and Tiger Direct, and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H, SYNNEX and ASI Distribution.

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 Registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity and technology parts including data storage solutions, computer parts, cables and KVM/server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

For media inquiries or more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

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