External monitor in Dell® Inspiron 15
Tips to connect an external monitor in Dell Inspiron 15
Dell Inspiron 15 offers a lot of convenience and portability, however, its screen size could be a real problem, at times. External monitors or dual monitors are so common now-a-days. Connecting an external display, such as CRT monitor, flat panel display, or projector is the best option. When you connect an external monitor to your computer, the video image appears automatically on the external monitor's screen when you boot your computer.
External monitor in Dell Inspiron 15 requires a graphics card that is capable of displaying on two monitors. Do not try to install two single port video cards on your computer because these will cause IRQ problems in your laptop that will prevent you from using both of the ports at once.
The following points will provide a better understanding of external monitors on Dell Inspiron 15:
- Tips to connect external monitor to Dell Inspiron 15
- Things to keep in mind
- Benefits of connecting external monitor
Tips to connect external monitor to Dell Inspiron 15
You need to connect an external monitor to Dell Inspiron 15, if you want to have display about the size of external monitor screen or for any reason the display wants to be shifted to external monitor from your laptop. This facility is provided to you by the HDMI output port in your Dell Inspiron 15. You can connect the cable with that port and the next end as the video output lead can be connected to the output monitor. Now you have to configure the settings to transfer the display from your Dell display screen to the external monitor. Open the properties settings of the video driver from there go to analog display settings. There it will show you two monitors on the screen so you can turn the option on and there you go your display would now be on the external monitor.
Things to keep in mind
You should keep in mind that you might need an external mouse to perform the task more easily as the screen will switch to the external monitor. And you have to slide more than normal on the small pad of the laptop. Also the system needs to be very close to the external monitor as the lead would not be long enough to provide you ease of sitting at some distance.
Connecting an external monitor is beneficial if the audience is quite large and you have to display the data or information through your Dell Inspiron 15 at the same time to all of them. The advantage of it is that you can put Dell Inspiron 15 display screen at power saving mode while enjoying bigger display at less battery power.
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