How To Connect Your Laptop To An External Display

Connect your laptop to an external display

This is an ACCELL sponsored post. 

Have you ever tried to connect your laptop to an external monitor? It’s great when you have a laptop, but want a larger screen when you are working at your desk.

Connect your laptop to an external display

I’m going to share two ways to connect to external displays using two different devices.

Connect Laptop With USB-C Connector to Display


Using ACCELL’s USB-C to DisplayPort Cable, you can connect your MacBook to any external display that takes a DisplayPort output.

  • Will transport HD video & audio
  • Up to HD 1920 x 1080
  • Will support 4k resolution
  • No external power needed (love this)

The USB-C port plugs into the USB-C port on your MacBook and the DisplayPort plugs into the compatible output on your monitor. It’s as simple as plugging in a cord. You will need to find the correct input on your monitor to be sure you can see it.

USB-C to DisplayPort

The smaller port is the USB-C and the larger one is the DisplayPort.

Connect Your Surface Pro 4 To 1 or 2 Displays


If you want to connect your Surface pro 4 to an external display (or 2 displays), use the UltraAV® Mini DisplayPort 1.2 to 2 DisplayPort Multi-Display MST Hub.

  • No additional software is needed. You plug it in and it works.
  • Will work with any device that has a mini port output like the Surface Pro 4
  • Powered with the USB port.
  • You can connect one or two monitors to the other end of the hub.
UltraAV® Mini DisplayPort 1.2 to 2 DisplayPort Multi-Display MST Hub

This is the hub where you plug in 1 or 2 external monitors.

This end plugs into the Surface Pro 4

Now you are set to add 2 monitors to your desk. I love that it’s super easy! If you can plug in a cord, you can do this. I remember the days where it involved software and was very complicated. Gotta love technology!

Have you connected your laptop to an external display using ACCELL cords? 

Disclosure: This is an ACCELL sponsored post. I received the two cords for this post. All opinions are my own. 

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  • I’m connecting my MSI gaming laptop to an older Samsung monitor that has DVI input. I set the monitor to read from the DVI port. I connected an HDMI cable to the monitor using a HDMI to DVI adapter, but I get a blank screen no matter what, even if I extend, duplicate, or try to put the image all on the second monitor.Also i have question,this will work for this old model? (

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