Dell Mini 1010 Forum for all discussion and support on the first revision of the Dell Mini 10, the Dell Inspiron Mini 1010.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
venividivici venividivici is offline
Junior Member
Posts: 1
Join Date: Nov 2009
Default Can I use an external VGA monitor? - 11-03-2009, 12:05 PM

I have a 22" inch monitor from Acer (model X223HQ) and would like to use it as an external monitor for my Mini 10. But the monitor is VGA only (no DVI), and of course I don't have a VGA port on the netbook. Is there a way to get these two to play nicely together?

If I get a cable with HDMI on 1 end and VGA on the other, will it work? Is it simply a matter of connections, and will a dongle do the trick? Or do I need to spend $100 on a converter? Sorry if this is an easy question; I've searched all over and am getting conflicting reports, esp. from Dell. People keep telling me the major point is whether the video card is giving a VGA signal as well as DVI, but I can't seem to find that out.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
WolfKeeper WolfKeeper is offline
Retired Mini user
WolfKeeper's Avatar
Posts: 1,575
Join Date: Oct 2008
Default 11-03-2009, 02:19 PM

HDfury: Universal DVI/HDMI (HDCP) to RGB Converter

Yes, you need a converter. HDMI is digital, VGA is analog. No cable will do the conversion by crossing or connecting the right wires.

Getting an iPad
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
Dettery Dettery is offline
Posts: 60
Join Date: Oct 2009
Default 11-09-2009, 09:23 AM

a converter is needed.

focus on the battery development.
Reply With Quote
  (#4) Old
rock99rock rock99rock is offline
rock99rock's Avatar
Posts: 75
Join Date: Sep 2009
Default 11-11-2009, 04:18 PM

For the cost of the converter, you might as well get a new monitor with an HDMI or DVI input, seems like a big wast of cash to get the converter. Monitors are so cheap nowadays it only makes sense, logically.

Mini 10v | 2gb | 1.3mp | BT 2.1 | Windows 7 RC
Mini 9 | 2gb | 32gb SuperTalent | Windows 7 OEM

Tablet Project:
Reply With Quote

external monitor, mini10, vga

« mini 10 touchpad with ubuntu driver? | Can i hook my dell mini 10 to a tv? »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Copyright © 2008-2016