21st November 2019

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Are all computer monitors compatible with all computers?

1Determine what video port (or ports) are on your computer. Fortunately, many computers come with several video ports, so they're compatible with several types of monitors. You may have an analog (VGA), digital (DVI), or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connection.

In respect to this, can you use any monitor with a computer?

Finding a Compatible Monitor. Any monitor of any brand that matches one or more of the connecting ports on your computer will work with it. Many modern television sets also offer VGA, DVI or HDMI inputs, and will work with the corresponding graphics cards or motherboards.

How do you connect a monitor to a computer?

How to set up a new PC
  1. Connect the keyboard and mouse. These days, all keyboards and mice connect to a USB port.
  2. Connect the monitor. Monitors use a variety of standards to connect to PCs, but the main ones are: VGA, DVI and HDMI.
  3. Connect the network.
  4. Attach speakers and microphone.
  5. Connect power to PC and monitor.

Can I use a VGA and HDMI at the same time?

Even if you have both HDMI & VGA outputs, you'll only be able to use one at a time. Or, at best, they will share the same picture output. If you want to run more than 1 external monitor off your laptop, you'll need to use some type of USB multi-monitor adapter. Most of these will require a USB 3.0 port.
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