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    It seems most of us thought this was some proprietary port that required their official adapter, but looking at the leaked pcmag review;

    "Microsoft calls it a "Micro HD" port and sells a Micro HD-to-HDMI port adapter ($39.99 list), as well as a Micro HD-to-VGA adapter ($39.99 list). However, when we hooked up an off the shelf micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable to the Surface, we were able to hook up to and use a HDMI monitor without any issues. The Surface supports extending Windows RT to the external screen, as well as mirroring the tablet's screen on the external display."
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    I am loving that feature!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vallos View Post
    I am loving that feature!
    I love that it's a standard port, but hate that Microsoft claimed it was proprietary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post
    I love that it's a standard port, but hate that Microsoft claimed it was proprietary.
    Did they though? All they said was that it would require an adapter. They never stated it was proprietary.
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    I got worried too that I'll be milked out of several dozen euros just for some lame adapter but thank god thats not the case! Given, it's still micro-HDMI, but I have an adapter for that from my N8 :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    Did they though? All they said was that it would require an adapter. They never stated it was proprietary.
    From the cable's description:

    Designed for Surface with Windows RT, this proprietary HD Digital AV Adapter lets you connect your device to any HDMI-compatible display (HDTV, monitor, or projector) and stream movies, play video games, and watch slideshows in high definition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post
    Yeah that sentence means the adaptor is proprietary not the port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post
    That just technically means the adapter will only work with the Surface.
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    I got tons of these laying around from my gfx cards! SUPA HAPPY! This may just be able to replace my laptop!
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    Isn't the RT one micro display port, not HDMI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebornempowered View Post
    Isn't the RT one micro display port, not HDMI?
    Apparently not.
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    The RT has micro HDMI, the Pro DisplayPort.

    Pretty sure RT won't do multiple monitor setup while the Pro will, it was said during the presentation the Pro will allow higher res from the DisplayPort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulheu View Post
    The RT has micro HDMI, the Pro DisplayPort.

    Pretty sure RT won't do multiple monitor setup while the Pro will
    It does. In the pulled PCMag review, they also stated you can do extended or cloned displays on the RT:

    The Surface supports extending Windows RT to the external screen, as well as mirroring the tablet's screen on the external display. This means you can use the Surface in a dual-monitor configuration, just like a desktop or laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berty6294 View Post
    I got tons of these laying around from my gfx cards! SUPA HAPPY! This may just be able to replace my laptop!
    Haha glad u said that, I was about to buy a cable on amazon but u reminded me that I have 4 of them from nvidia cards laying around lol. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kregstrong View Post
    Haha glad u said that, I was about to buy a cable on amazon but u reminded me that I have 4 of them from nvidia cards laying around lol. Thanks

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    Lmao right??? I went through the exact thought process!
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    this is awesome news. thanks guys!
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    Just cancelled my order for the HDMI adapter, thank you!!! I can't believe I almost paid $40 for a cable I can get for $4.

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