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Rogonl
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Attaching displayport monitor to Elitebook 850 g5

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HP Elitebook 850 G5
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I recently got a HP Elitebook 850 G5 for my work, which doesn't have a displayport on it. In the area I'm currently working the monitors have however been equiped with a displayport cable. Of course it's possible to connect the monitors with other cables, but that means I would have to crawl behind each monitor everytime I want to use a different monitor. 

I known that there are adapters to connect this cable via an adapter on the USB-C Thunderbolt port. Is this supported by HP? Is this indeed the best solution? Are there certain adapters, which are advised or just the opposite? 

 

Thanks for any advice on this!

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@Rogonl 

 

The reason I mentioned HDMI: why you have to waste USB-C port just for a simple display. There are many HDMI to DP adapters (not cable, adapter) around, they should fit into your computer bag nicely.

 

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the best option you can use is a usb-c to displaypoer adapter... they are inexpensive... HP moved to hdmi on laptops based on customer demand... HP still supports display on docks and monitors across the line

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@Rogonl 

 

Its specs says

 

   Support HD decode, DX12, HDMI 1.4b, HDCP 2.2 via HDMI/DisplayPort up to 4K @60 Hz

 

Why not use HDMI port and use Thunderbolt port for other connections. You only need HDMI to DP cable which is around $15.

 

>>>> crawl behind each monitor everytime I want to use a different monitor. 

Why you have to do that ? I used to work at least 4 different locations (including at home) every week and we use SAME standard monitors, SAME docking stations we only need to dock and go.

 

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Rogonl
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Soccer_dan,

 

Thanks. I indeed saw that option, but wasn't really sure if this was going to work. I just wondered if someone indeed had any experience with this.

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BH,

 

Using the HDMI connection might be an option as well. The problem is that most of my colleagues have "older" laptops equiped with a displayport. The monitors in my new company are standardly setup with a displayport cable. In one location they even use dockingstations. I just thought that it would be handier if I didn't have to drag too much cables around. But indeed hdmi is still also an option.

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@Rogonl 

 

The reason I mentioned HDMI: why you have to waste USB-C port just for a simple display. There are many HDMI to DP adapters (not cable, adapter) around, they should fit into your computer bag nicely.

 

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