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Definition: Mini DisplayPort

A version of the DisplayPort interface introduced by Apple in 2008. Mini DisplayPort uses a smaller plug and socket than the full-size DisplayPort. Also used on some Windows PCs, the Mini DisplayPort (Mini DP) was the foundation for the Thunderbolt interface. See DisplayPort and Thunderbolt.

             Max. Resolution Mini DP & DP
   Version        (Single Monitor)

     1.1             2560x1600

     1.2             4096x2160

Mini and Full-Size DisplayPorts
Earlier Mini DP interfaces did not support HDMI audio. To connect Mini DP to an HDMI TV required a split cable that merged DP video and USB audio into a single HDMI plug.