If the laptop has a separate videocard right now, you might be able to replace it (but be sure it doesn't use too much power, both your battery and your adapter are limited), but if it's integrated into the motherboard, forget about it.
And I certainly wouldn't advise trying to build your own laptop.
www2.dvigear.com/vgatodvicosc.html is a VGA to DVI converter ($399)
www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/cables/VGA-to-HDMI-Converter.html is a VGA to HDMI converter (GBP 37.99)
I didn't do an exhaustive search. Just googled a little bit. You might be able to find more. But the quality is more or less doubtful. Read through http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/310199 for background.
Hope this helps.
Hey, i'm wondering if they make aftermarket video cards for
laptops? Mind works fine except i want one that has a DVI or
HDMI output because....i'm getting a new 61" samsung dlp tv
that is 3d ready. I found a 3d kit including active glasses,
and software for computer. my computer ( a 2006 sony vaio
laptop) meets all the requirements except one.... I only got
vga and s-video outputs. So i'm wondering if there is an
aftermarket video card FOR laptops that is capable of
outputing DVI or HDMI? or else if it is possible to just
convert the VGA to DVI/HDMI via a special cable or external
not as computer literate (as far as hardware) as i am with
audio equipment, but i know in audio, there is pretty much
always a fix, such as outboard equipment like: amps, pre amps,
digital to analog (d/a) and vice versa (a/d) converters. does
computer hardware work anything like that?
or is my only fix a whole new computer? if this is my only
option, what is the cheapest place to buy computer guts to
build my own pc...
i know of tiger direct, can you find better deals than that?
and what would i need?
drives (hard,dvd,blu ray, etc)
VIDEO CARD haha
am i missing anything?