Multiple Monitors on Laptop

Dear Computer Lady,

I just added a 23″ VG monitor to my Dell Vostro 1015 laptop and now can view and work on two screens at the same time (the monitor displays the document/program I’m working on, while the laptop screen displays my desktop, etc.).

I want to add another larger monitor to display my desktop, etc. instead of using the laptop screen so that I have two large screens and no small (laptop) screen. However, I only have one VGA output on the laptop.

How can I add a second large monitor to the setup? Judy


Dear Judy,

It depends on what other ports you have available on your laptop.

If you have an HDMI port on the laptop, you would be able to use that port to connect to either a very new monitor with an HDMI connection, or any newer TV that has at least one HDMI port. I have not experimented with HDMI and a multi monitor setup, but you should be able to do that.

Your other option is if you have available USB ports on your laptop, you can purchase an adapter that will allow you to connect a monitor thru the USB port.


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