05-05-2019 01:33 PM
I just got a used w540. The Ebay specs say
1 mini display port
1 thunderbird port
Looking on the right of the laptop, it looks like it has a thunderbolt port. Is this a 2 in 1 port? I was doing some reading and I thought the documentation said you have either one or the other. Confused.
Mine looks just like this.
05-05-2019 02:17 PM
Physically, that's a mini display port. but I believe they have the same signals. I have used adapters to go from W540's mini display port to Display port, VGA and HDMI, but I have never seen an adapter to connect to other devices that are thuderbolt-compatible. Perhaps someone can add more information.
05-06-2019 05:13 AM
It seems to be either 'just' a mini DP port OR a Thunderbolt Connector.
Can you see a symbol near this port?
Both variants do support ext. displays using a mini DP cable, but only the Thunderbolt Connector does support other devices too.