DisplayPort is the new digital display interface standard.
For most computer users, the fairly big and bulky VGA port is familiar. While the VGA port has been extremely reliable and has delivered competent performance, the new standard – the Display Port – is considered to be quite an upgrade from traditional VGA ports and is on par with HDMI.
The DisplayPort Compared to HDMI
HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. It is considered to be one of the top standards in the industry for transferring high quality video and audio from high definition DVD players, computer's, etc. to high definition TV's and monitors. While HDMI has received quite a few accolades for performance, in order to use the standard, it does require manufacturers to pay licensing fees. On the other hand, the new DisplayPort standard is license free, making it much more attractive for large computer and technology manufacturers to use.