I will admit that I and a little confused on the harware stuff these day.
I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop that had nvidia optimus installed on it. I have never been able to get the nvidia drivers installed and working with linux on this laptop ( i seem to have no option to disable optimus in the bios).
I wish to use an external monitor with my laptop last time I tried with the HDMI port I had little success. Has anyone tried the intel graphics and HDMI / Display Port? Should it work or do I need the nvidia drivers installed to use them?