How do you connect a laptop to a monitor?
You can expect to find HDMI or DisplayPort inputs on the backs of most monitors.
Older computer monitors may use a VGA or DVI cable connection.
Connect the cable to the video output on your laptop.
Match the connector on the video cable end to the shape of the video output port on your laptop and insert the cable.
How do I connect my laptop to a monitor with HDMI?
Plug the monitor’s HDMI cable into a flat HDMI port on the right or left side of the laptop. Make sure the other end is plugged into the display. The cable is identical on both sides, so it does not matter which end you connect to the laptop or monitor.
What cable do I need to connect my laptop to a monitor?
Most computers have the VGA, DVI and HDMI connection ports with some laptops coming with thunderbolt, USB ports and an HDMI adapter only. So, for example, if your monitor has a VGA connection, and so does your computer, then use a VGA cable to connect the two.6 Jun 2018
How do I connect my laptop to a monitor without HDMI?
You can buy an adapter or a cable that will let you connect it to the standard HDMI port on your TV. If you don’t have Micro HDMI, see if your laptop has a DisplayPort, which can handle the same digital video and audio signals as HDMI. You can buy a DisplayPort/HDMI adapter or cable cheaply and easily.12 Feb 2015