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What are the key features of a computer monitor?
Enjoy the view with a computer monitor tailored to your needs. From casual and business computing to design and entertainment, the right monitor can make all the difference. While tasks like surfing the Web and typing reports can be performed on almost any monitor, screens with higher resolutions provide greater support for games and photo/video editing programs with highly detailed graphics and lifelike color, and wide screens with ultrathin bezels enable smooth multitasking. If your workspace allows you to place your display on a wall or monitor arm, browse VESA-mountable monitors that help make mounting a breeze. Learn more about gaming monitors, 4K monitors, curved monitors and other types of displays by browsing our Monitor Buying Guide.
What do I need to create a multi-monitor workstation?
If toggling between windows makes multitasking cumbersome, learn how to connect two monitors to one computer. Having a multi-monitor setup in your workspace can help boost your productivity by allowing you to keep important windows open at all times on one monitor while you work on the other. After you’ve determined that your computer has the correct number and types of video cards to support more than one monitor, make sure your monitors have the ports you need to connect. Two of the most common monitor ports are VGA and DVI, which carry only video. Many modern screens also boast HDMI™ and DisplayPort interfaces that transmit both audio and video from the source, so you can minimize the cable clutter in your space.
Depending on the monitors, you can mount them to the wall in front of your desk or set them up using a desktop monitor arm. Most dual-monitor arms are adjustable, making it easier to achieve a comfortable viewing angle. Some desk mounts also come with a laptop stand, so you can use your laptop screen alongside a full-size computer monitor.