Dual Monitor Setups for Laptops (and Desktops)
The age of pandemic is among us and has been for a while now. And while a good handful of us have adjusted and adapted to this "new normal," some may still be wondering what they can do to improve some aspects of their life. While we don't have all the answers to the many vast questions or problems yet, we at Micro Center would like to share some tips and guides on what you can do to ease your work or school lifestyle. For starters, let's go with Dual Monitor Setups for Laptops and Desktops.
Why do I need a second monitor?While the choice of having a second monitor to your work or school setup is optional, being able to have multiple windows opened at once can be very advantageous and provide a level of convenience you haven't experienced before with a computer.
Depending on your work or school flow, you could have a window with research data on the left monitor and a Microsoft excel spreadsheet on the right, or you can have your Zoom session opened talking to your teach or classmates whilst taking notes on Google Docs without having to make smaller windows or continuously alt-tab back and forth between applications.
In this guide, we will provide a hefty guide on how to setup dual monitors on your laptop or desktop. The process on setting up this nifty trick to expanding your desktop (pending if your physical computer desk or table has room for a second monitor) can be much easier than you think, and this guide should hopefully get you moving in the right direction.
Please use the links below
- General Knowledge for Setting Up Multiple Monitors
- Setting up an external monitor for a Laptop
- Setting up external monitors using a Docking Station
- Using an external monitor with a closed Laptop lid
- Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - Without a Video Card
- Setting up Dual Monitors for Desktops - With a Video Card