Dell :: Does The Inspiron 1720 Come With A DVI Or HDMI Video Output Option
When I looked at the "Overview" on the Inspiron 1720 at Dell's site I noticed that there were no DVI/HDMI video output ports. Can someone please confirm this? Is the only monitor output a VGA port? If so I think this royally sucks! My e1705 comes with both VGA & DVI...
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