How to Use a Second Monitor With Your Laptop

When you worked in the office, you had plenty of space for multiple monitors. But now that you’re working from home, the company laptop screen leaves a little to be desired. Fortunately, it’s easy to add more screen space to most laptops, even if it doesn’t have a built-in display output.

There are a number of ways to extend your laptop’s screen, and we’ll look for the ways that involve buying the least amount of extra hardware. If you already have an extra monitor (or even an iPad!) lying around, then you might be able to get more screen real estate with very little extra work.

Use the External Display Connectors on Your Laptop

Many laptops come with a port dedicated to connecting a second monitor built right in. In some cases, these may look like the typical ports you’re used to, such as HDMI, but more often they’re smaller

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The Biggest Ultrawide Monitors in 2020

Sometimes bigger is better, especially when it comes to monitors. Wider spaces translate to better productivity and more immersive gaming. Although the best ultrawides offer something else besides sheer size, if you want the biggest display you can buy, these monitors have what you need. Whether you like the Samsung CHG90 or the Acer Nitro display, these ultrawide monitors are gargantuan and are real head-turners at home or in the office.

Whether you’re a gamer, a video editor, or just someone who wants a super-wide display without the annoying bezels and wires, there’s an ultrawide on this list just for you.

The biggest ultrawide monitors

Samsung CHG90

Samsung CHG90 Ultrawide Monitor review
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Samsung’s big pitch is that this ultrawide is based on Quantum dot technology. It’s still an LCD monitor, but it uses light-emitting nanocrystals — Quantum dots — that absorb and convert light. Their size determines the color they produce, as

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Ultra-wide computer monitors to enhance your setup

If you’re still using the standard-issue monitor that came with your PC you are missing out. Ultra-wide high-definition monitors can totally change your experience—transforming the sad apartment office to a digital command center out of some William Gibson cyberpunk thriller.

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Like just about everything else in the tech world, specs matter, and can determine whether a monitor will be a life-changing buy or just an expensive paper weight. If you want to make sure it’s not the latter you must take into account what tasks you’ll be asking your ultra-wide to take on. If you’re a gamer, you’ll want to make sure you have higher refresh rates and technology that will sync with your graphics card. If you’ll be using this to enhance your multitasking as a day trader

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Best computer monitors for home, work, and play

Sifting through refresh rates, pixels, resolution, and all the other monitor buzzwords can be intimidating. We break down our top 10 computer monitor choices and what they’re best for to make finding the one that suits you easy.

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We’re willing to bet you spend a decent portion of your day on a computer, whether that be for work, school, or leisure activities. Laptops are amazing inventions, but let’s be real: Being confined to a 13- or 15-inch screen can be limiting. To get the work space you really need, a monitor is a must. This doesn’t have to be your second screen, btw. Hook one up to a desktop for a powerful computing machine.


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Alienware teases Aurora desktops with RTX 30-series GPUs, gaming monitors and laptops

Following today’s announcement of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs, Alienware has announced a range of new computer hardware, from gaming monitors to gaming laptops to pre-built PCs that use NVIDIA’s new cards. Today’s announcement only goes part way – instead of making full reveals, Alienware has only shared some details about each product, with the promise of more information coming later this month.

Alienware is releasing three new gaming monitors in all: the Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor, 27 Gaming Monitor, and 38 Gaming Monitor. Uninspired though those product names may be, these displays seem to have the chops for competitive play. Alienware says that the 25 Gaming Monitor will boast a 360Hz refresh rate, which could very well cap resolution at 1080p (though in this case, Alienware hasn’t specified max supported resolution).

The 27 Gaming Monitor drops max refresh rate down to 240Hz, though this display also offers QHD resolution,

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How to Calibrate Your Monitor to Get the Most Out of It

Over time, the image quality on your computer monitor can start to look a little lackluster or even too bright. Before you consider upgrading your entire system or getting a new monitor, there might be a much simpler and economical solution.

In some cases, the only thing you need to do is calibrate your monitor. You won’t have to spend a dime, and it shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes.

Buying guides

You could take your monitor to a professional to have it done, but doing it yourself is relatively quick, hassle-free, and will greatly improve image quality. Manufacturers keep pumping out displays with new technologies like 4K UHD resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), and curved monitors, providing a veritable feast for the eyes — but only if they are properly calibrated.

Before you begin

You’re going to want to do several things before you begin the calibration
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Lepow Z1 (2020) portable monitor review: Gaming, productivity, and more on the go

Lepow 2020 Portable MonitorSource: Windows Central

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Portable monitors are growing in popularity, particularly as more and more of us are switching to a work-from-home lifestyle. Beyond that, mobility, in general, is growing. The power on our smartphones is reaching beyond budget-priced laptops, albeit without the screen real estate needed to be truly productive.

We also have services like Microsoft’s Project xCloud on Xbox Game Pass expanding to Android, again, without the screen space to get fully immersed, especially in games with gameplay designed for TVs.

Say hi to the Lepow Z1 portable monitor, a versatile solution that works with consoles, PCs, smartphone desktop solutions like Samsung DeX, and more.

For those on the go

Lepow Z1 (2020) portable monitor


Bottom line: The Lepow Z1 portable monitor is a bright and convenient portable monitor for those who want to take their productivity on the road.


  • Great for Samsung DeX and Project xCloud
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Automation Industrial Monitors Market 2020 Segmentation and Analysis by Recent Trends, Development and Growth by Regions to 2026

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Do ‘Computer’ Glasses Protect You From Eyestrain?

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En español | As the coronavirus pandemic has driven many of us online for work, meetings and even socializing, sales of computer glasses are on the rise. But what do these glasses really do? Are they worth buying?

Short answer: probably not. Most computer glasses are designed to filter out blue light — high-energy light rays emitted from the display screens on your computer, tablet and phone. Manufacturers of computer glasses claim that too much exposure to blue light can lead to dry eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, headache and other symptoms of digital eyestrain.

While it’s true that hours spent staring at your screens can cause all those problems, the blue light isn’t to blame, says Anne L. Coleman, M.D., president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

“The literature shows there is no evidence

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Amazon’s best-selling computer monitor is finally back in stock, and it’s only $110

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Setting up a functional and productive work-from-home space doesn’t require much. If you have a favorite spot in your home that you’ve proclaimed as a new office while adapting to remote work life, you might as well fill it with accessories and other essentials that will help you actually separate living and working.

While one of the first things you should invest in is a comfortable office chair (we found this one on Amazon for only $50) and a desk (it’s the adult purchase you’ve been holding out on), the next best thing to up your productivity is an external computer monitor.

If you’ve been hunkering over your

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