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Cable Matters Unidirectional DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Cable (DP to HDMI)

Reviewed by David • December 7, 2018

This product review is for Unidirectional DisplayPort to HDMI cable by Cable Matters, specifically for 10 feet long version.

I always bring my laptop with me whenever we go on a family vacation for two reasons.
First reason is so that my kids can watch Netflix or a DVD movie off my laptop during the night at the hotel, and the second reason is so that I can do some work on it if I ever have a need for it.

I have few laptops at home, including Lenovo ThinkPads, HP ProBook, Gateway, and Asus models. All my laptops EXCEPT Lenovo ThinkPads have HDMI port, which allows me to easily connect to a TV at a hotel to redirect the video and audio from my laptop to the TV.
Lenovo ThinkPads, on the other hand, have what's called "DisplayPort", which looks similar to the HDMI port but it won't fit HDMI cable connector.

Here's a diagram of different video out ports on a computer/laptop.

I always have a spare HDMI cable in my luggage so that I don't forget to pack it whenever I go on a vacation but it was useless whenever I brought Lenovo ThinkPad.

So I bought this DisplayPort to HDMI cable from Cable Matters to keep it inside my luggage along with my HDMI cable.

This cable is very thick and looks durable. I had it for 4 years now and it still works great.

My only minor complain, which is not a deal breaker, is that it's a big difficult and awkward to press the release latch when unplugging it from the DisplayPort. However, it appears that they have corrected this by replacing the release latch with a button style latch.

David's Conclusion


  • Very thick and sturdy quality


  • The release latch can be difficult to work with when unplugging it from DisplayPort

My Wishlist

  • None

Alternative Products

Full Disclosure & Final Thoughts

  • I wish I had purchased DisplayPort to HDMI adapter so that it will take less space in my luggage since I will always have HDMI cable with me.

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