I am preparing to purchase a laptop (Lenovo 440s) that has only VGA and mini-DP ports. No HDMI. I have a brand-new HDMI monitor that I want to connect to the proposed laptop. The salesperson claims that a converter will solve my problems, but I have a hard time believing that the VGA port will deliver either digital *or* audio signal through a converter - no matter what HDMI cable might await it on the other side. Am I missing something?