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T400 DVI Out through Mini Dock

2008-09-13, 9:49 AM
The T400 has no DVI output plug. However with my old A31p which likewise has no DVI-out, I can get DVI from it through its docking station. Is it the same for the T400? When docked to the ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock, will I be able to get DVI from it?
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Re: T400 DVI Out through Mini Dock

2008-09-13, 12:41 PM
that should be the case, T400 also has display port output on the machine, which means you can get a simple display port to dvi converter to utilise the the dvi feature without the mini dock. 
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Re: T400 DVI Out through Mini Dock

2008-09-13, 18:32 PM

Unfortunately, according to the Specifications posted at

http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/merchandising/US/PDFs/t400_and_t500_datasheet.pdf

the T500 has DisplayPort but the T400 does not. So no digital video output from the T400 unless through docking station.

 

I would strongly prefer the brighter WXGA+ LED-backlit screen which is only available on the T400 (T500 only has WXGA), AND the DisplayPort that is only available on the T500.

 

It seems you can't get both the higer resolution LED and the digital output on the same Txxx series notebook.

 

 

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Re: T400 DVI Out through Mini Dock

2008-09-13, 20:25 PM
it seems that the T400 don't have a display port, which is disappointing.
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