Question: What kind of ports do I need for a second monitor on my laptop?

Even if youve got an older laptop or a device without any working video connections, all you need is a spare USB port to add another display. There are a variety of reasonably priced USB to DVI, VGA, or HDMI converters on the market, which will allow you to add an extra monitor.

What do I need to connect a second monitor to my laptop?

1:235:28How to Connect a Second Monitor to Your Laptop - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipWith the cable connected to the laptop. And the monitor what you want to do is turn on the monitor.MoreWith the cable connected to the laptop. And the monitor what you want to do is turn on the monitor. And then you want to go in the monitor settings. And check out which port you plug the cable.

What port do you need for a second monitor?

Connect the first monitor to your computer through the HDMI port or through a VGA port, if desired. Do the same for the second monitor. If your computer only has one HDMI port and one VGA port, which is common, find an adapter to complete the connection.

Can you have 2 monitors plugged into a laptop?

Its possible, at least technically, to add as many monitors as your laptop has USB ports in this fashion. For quick and cheap multiple monitor setups, its best to combine your laptops own screen, one monitor attached with HDMI/DisplayPort/DVI, and one on a USB adapter.

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