Mini Displayport

The Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP or mDP) is a miniaturized version of the DisplayPort audio-visual digital interface.

It was announced by Apple in October 2008. As of 2013, all new Apple Macintosh computers had the port, as did the LED Cinema Display.[2][failed verification] However, in 2016 Apple began phasing out the port and replacing it with the new USB-Cconnector. The Mini DisplayPort is also fitted to some PC motherboards, and some PC notebooks from AsusMicrosoftMSILenovoToshibaHPDell, and other manufacturers.

Unlike its Mini-DVI and Micro-DVI predecessors, the Mini DisplayPort can drive display devices with resolutions up to 2560×1600 (WQXGA) in its DisplayPort 1.1a implementation, and 4096×2160 (4K) in its DisplayPort 1.2 implementation. With an adapter, the Mini DisplayPort can drive display devices with VGADVI, or HDMI interfaces.[3][4][5]

Apple offers a free license for the Mini DisplayPort[6] but they reserve the right to cancel the license should the licensee "commence an action for patent infringement against Apple".[7]