Nowadays, most laptops come with multiple monitor support. This is extremely handy for multitasking or giving presentations. But what if you want to use more than one external monitor with your laptop?
The good news is that it’s not as difficult as it sounds. All you need is the correct cable and a little patience.
- The first step is to connect your computer to the DisplayPort In connection on the first monitor.
- Then, use another cable to connect the DisplayPort Out connection on the first monitor to the DisplayPort In connection on the second monitor.
That’s it! You can now enjoy the benefits of dual monitors. If you want to daisy chain more than two monitors, simply follow a similar sequence: The first monitor connects to the second, the second monitor connects to the third, and so on. With a little effort, you can transform your working space into an efficient powerhouse.
DELL Work From Home Laptop Dual Screen Setup
Set up dual monitors on Windows
Press the Windows logo key + P to select a display option.
Here’s what to do if you need more help:
- Choose Start > Settings > System > Display. Your computer should recognize your monitors automatically and display your desktop. If the monitors are not visible, select Detect.
- In the Multiple displays section, choose an option from the drop-down menu to specify how your desktop will appear on each device.
- Once you’ve chosen what appears on your displays, choose to Keep changes.
- Select the Start button, then Settings.
- Under System, choose Display. Your computer should recognize your monitors automatically and display your desktop. If the monitors are not visible, select Multiple displays and then Detect.
- Use the dropdown menu next to your desktop’s image to select how your screen will be projected across your devices.
- After selecting your configuration, select Apply.
You can modify the display’s resolution. However, we recommend utilizing the suggested resolution to maximize the performance of your displays.
Can you connect two monitors together?
It is possible to chain together monitors with different display resolutions. For example, one 2560 x 1600 monitor could be used with two 1920 x 1080 monitors. This can be done through the use of a DisplayPort splitter, which allows you to connect multiple monitors to a single DisplayPort output. This is an ideal solution for those who want to create a multi-monitor setup, as it allows you to mix and match different types of monitors.
However, it is important to note that not all monitors are compatible with this type of setup. Make sure to check the specifications of your monitor before trying to connect it to a DisplayPort splitter.
Can you daisy chain 2 HDMI monitors?
HDMI does not support daisy chaining monitors. You might be able to add another monitor to your dock with an adapter, like a USB 3.0 to HDMI or a mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, but you still wouldn’t be able to connect them in a chain.
Does daisy chaining monitors reduce performance?
In terms of monitors, the answer is no. Daisy chaining doesn’t change the refresh rate of a monitor, not even on high-performance monitors. This means that images will always be shown as clearly as if they were directly connected to the PC.