To clarify if it can be used, verify that the connector type for the monitor matches that on the back of the new computer. The most common types of monitor cables and connections are VGA, HDMI, and DVI. Most older computers will use a VGA style connector and most newer computers and video cards will use an HDMI cable.
Similarly one may ask, do all computer monitors work with all computers?
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.
Can you use a HP monitor with a Dell computer?
You can have a HP tower, Dell monitor, Microsoft mouse, an Acer keyboard and they will all work together. As posted, you need to check the back of the monitor and make sure it has an DVI connection. I doubt any new computer will have a VGA connection. VGA is analog and so old, it's not included on most models.
What is the cord that connects computer to monitor?
You need a monitor cable to connect a digital display to a desktop PC or laptop. There are four common types of cables available for this. These are VGA, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. The one to choose depends on the available output connectors on your computer and input connectors on your PC monitor.