why VGA?

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  1. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    desktop computer to run 2 monitors
    2 connections
    hdmi and vga
    why is vga still used?
    ?
     
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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Legacy hardware.
     
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  5. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    ok
    so
    It seems that hdmi transfers more data faster
    true?
    if so then................................................................?
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Despite having a question mark, that is not a question.

    Reread post 2.
     
  8. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    OK let's try it this way.

    You go to a company to make a big presentation. Your laptop only has an HDMI port. You go to connect to their big screen in the meeting room. It has a VGA cable. So you ....................................................?
     
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  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Happens all the time.
     
  10. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Yep. I carry a USB-C to VGA adapter for that purpose. For a while I had a big laptop with a VGA and HDMI output; was very convenient. But eventually it got too slow to run things like Zoom and Teams.
     
  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Have a projector that only has VGA connection.
     
  12. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Most OS's have a "Safemode" where the most basic necessities occur for operation usually for debugging, VGA is likely legacy for such things since is "less complex" and was used for terminal connectors in server farms.
     
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