Originally Posted by slackie911
whats the diff between DVI and VGA anyways?
VGA is the older standard for CRT monitors. It transfers the images by using voltage differences (more on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA
). Thus, it transfers the general image, which means the quality isn't always top notch.
DVI is better, in that it transfers each pixel, dot by dot, through the wire. DVI was (AFAIK) invented with/for LCD/TFT monitors, so that the image quality would be superior.
Although the quality difference is arguable, since many do not agree on it, if you are planning on pluging your laptop up to a LCD screen, DVI is definatley better.
Another small feature of DVI is that OSD's (the small menu to change monitor settings on the monitor) can put an "Auto fit" function, since each pixel is drawn one by one.
To sum it all up, if you plan on pluging your laptop up to a LCD screen, while you are at home example, a DVI connector is better, if of course your LCD screen uses DVI as it's connector.
Edit: For further reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI
Edit2: There is also a more in depth comparaison between VGA and DVI on that page.