How to Connect Dual Monitors to A Laptop?
Are you tired of connecting multiple computers to your dual monitor? Well, we have the perfect solution for you.
If you are using a computer and a TV at home, you may be familiar with the scenario where you connect two monitors to your laptop. However, when it comes to laptops, you may find that there isn’t enough space between the two screens, leading to the display being off-center.
You will also have issues with the monitor’s brightness not being able to adapt to the different levels of lighting that exist throughout your home. You can only get as many connections as the laptop has ports, usually one to three connections. If you buy a new laptop, you may also find that you cannot use the extra port because it is reserved for something else.
If you want to connect two monitors to your laptop, you don’t need to get a docking station. We will show you how to connect two monitors to your laptop without using a docking station. So if you want to connect two monitors to your laptop and don’t want to spend a lot of money, read on.
Things to Check Before the Start:
Most Windows laptops now support dual monitors, so it’s good to check them before starting.
Check the Graphics Card:
If you want to run two external monitors, you need to ensure your laptop can do it. It depends on your Windows operating system, the ability of your graphics cards and drivers, and so on. You don’t need to check the graphics card or ports on your laptop if you have multiple monitors in Windows.
If you want to make sure your graphics card supports multiple monitors, you need to check it out first.Usually, every graphics card provides two outputs. Still, you will also require to check the graphics card properties on the manufacturer’s website, match your graphics card model, and check the specifications to see if it supports two external monitors.
If you want to know if your graphics card supports multiple monitors, you can check it out on the official website, click on your graphics card, and see if it supports multiple monitors. If it doesn’t support adding more than one monitor, you’ll need to buy and install the correct graphics card.
Check Available Ports on Your Laptop:
You can check the ports on your laptop. There are four ports that a computer or laptop should include. White plastic and labels are used for Digital Video interfaces. The video graphics array is usually color-coded. The high-definition multimedia interface can connect all kinds of video devices. The monitors should have your laptop’s ports as well. It will save time and money. If you want them to match, you’ll need to buy an extra one.
If You Don’t Have the Match Ports for Your Laptop and Your Monitor:
Don’t give up hope if the ports in your laptop are not the same as the ones in your monitor cables. There is a way to solve the problem. If you want to continue,
you can try one of the methods below.
- You can use an accessory, such as an HDMI to DVI accessory. This works if you have more than one port for your computer and monitor.
- You can use a switch spiller to have two ports. If you have only one HDMI port on your laptop, this works.
- Use a docking station, and it works in various circumstances.
How to Set up To Connect Two Monitors?
You will be able to connect the two monitors to your laptop once everything is ready. While your laptop is turned on, make sure you connect your monitors. When a new monitor is plugged in, most of the time, Windows will detect. For example, If you have laptops and external monitors with cables for both VGA and HDMI ports.
2) Plug the second monitor’s cable into the correct port on your laptop. I put the second external monitor in the HDMI port on my laptop.
3) If you are using Windows 10 on your laptop, right-click an empty area of your desktop. If you are running Windows 8/7, click Screen resolution.
4) There are three displays labeled with 1, 2, and 3 in display mode. Display 1 is your laptop’s monitor; displays 2 and 3 are the external monitors.
5) Click the display 2, select Extend desktop to this display in Multiple displays and click Apply.
6) Click the display 3 and select Extend desktop to this display in Multiple displays. You can now use the three monitors on your laptop after completing step 6.
You can click and drag each display (1, 2, or 3) to rearrange the display. You can also change the size of items, display resolution, and orientation according to your preferences.
Working with multiple monitors connected to a single laptop is a fantastic productivity tool & also it can be a pain if you don’t know how to do it. Please follow the guide, I’ve shared in this article and enjoy dual monitors display with single laptop.
When you connect the monitors to the laptop, make sure that they are plugged in correctly and that the monitor is turned on. If you notice that the laptop is not powering on or the screen is not turning on, you need to unplug the laptop, plug it back in again & follow the steps mentioned above.