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Rift s display port

Hi all, I’ve recently bought a gaming laptop and as the specs look up to scratch to run a rift I was looking to get one. But then noticed rift s is soon to be released and needs less USB’s which the laptop would have struggled. So decided to wait for rift s. 
The only thing is, my laptop doesn’t have a display port only HDMI. Will there be any way round this with an adapter? If there is an adapter would it work?
 I’m new to pc gaming so forgive me if I should know this stuff lol. 

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  • durbinsplumbdurbinsplumb Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Thanks, hopefully that will do the job. 
  • KNP54KNP54 Posts: 257
    Nexus 6
    I might wait before buying an adapter.. It's possible that Rift S might come with it's own HDMI->DisplayPort adapter!
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  • LujhoLujho Posts: 46
    Brain Burst
    Does anyone know why the switch from HDMI to DisplayPort in the first place? Is it just because the latter is newer? does DisplayPort have a higher bandwidth or whatever?
  • dburnedburne Posts: 2,060 Valuable Player
    edited April 21
    If I were to get a Rift S, I would have much rather had HDMI as I have front HDMI connector along with USB 3 connector on front of my case, makes it real easy for plugging in the Rift and unplugging if desired. 
    Also those with the new Virtual Link adapters could use them for connecting HDMI. 

    Wondering if I do decide to eventually get a Rift S if a display port to HDMI adapter would work, hopefully so.
    Yes it certainly would be nice if it came with one as well.

    Don

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  • jayhawkjayhawk Posts: 755
    3Jane
    edited April 21
    Lujho said:
    Does anyone know why the switch from HDMI to DisplayPort in the first place? Is it just because the latter is newer? does DisplayPort have a higher bandwidth or whatever?
    DisplayPort is faster, but I think the biggest reasons you see DP on computers is because a free standard was needed that wasn't proprietary like HDMI is. HDMI is mainly geared toward A/V equipment.
  • durbinsplumbdurbinsplumb Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Just noticed on the oculus website, it says it comes with display port > mini display port but no mention of hdmi adapter. 
  • DAAN81202DAAN81202 Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    I have the same problem I have a laptop that is capable of for vr and I wanted to get the rift s but I only have hdmi. I hope some YouTube will make a video when it is out so it can be confirm that an adapter works before I buy the rift s or @OculusSupport can confirm it...
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