How To Use Laptop As Monitor For Pc

by John Sanderson
How To Use Laptop As Monitor For Pc

In today’s world, many people are using their laptops to work on their PC. However, not all laptops are created equal. Some laptops have better viewing angles than others, so you need to make sure you choose the one that is best for your needs. Additionally, if you plan on using a laptop as your main monitor for your PC, it’s important to know how to properly set up your laptop and use the graphics card to its full potential.

How To Use Laptop As Monitor For Pc?

1. Set your laptop to the right resolution

This is a good question because it is something we always forget to check. If you are using a laptop as your main monitor, it’s important to set your laptop to the right resolution. You don’t have to go all out and set up your laptop at 1280 x 768, but try and set it at least at 1024 x 768 or even 1280 x 800. This will make sure that you have enough screen space and that you are not squished in between two windows.

2. Install an external graphics card

For laptops with integrated graphics cards, this can be tricky because they tend to be very small in size, and therefore if you want to use them as your main monitor for a PC, they will take up a lot of space on your desk. Therefore, installing an external graphics card can be extremely helpful in this situation because it gives you more room for the monitor on your desk and also increases the performance of the integrated graphics card.

3. Set up dual monitors with one screen for each monitor

This is a great way of maximizing space on your desktop while still having access to both monitors at all times without having to switch between them every time you need access or simply want extended viewing time on one or both of them at once. This can also be great when using multiple applications simultaneously on one screen as well as multitasking between different programs simultaneously while still seeing everything clearly and easily without any problems whatsoever.

4. Install a program such as Nvidia Control Panel

Nvidia Control Panel is a great program that will allow you to change all of the settings on your graphics card, monitor, and even configure your laptop’s display settings. This is a great tool that can be used to set up dual monitors for your laptop and make sure everything is adjusted to the optimum level.

5. Use an external keyboard and mouse

If you are using a laptop as your main monitor for a PC, it’s important to make sure that you have an external keyboard and mouse so you can really take advantage of the extra space on your desk by using all of it. Even though many laptops come with keyboards, they are often very small in size and therefore not very comfortable or easy to use when compared with an external keyboard and mouse so this will help tremendously when it comes time for typing or gaming on the laptop as well as in general usage.

How To Choose The Right Laptop For Your Pc

1. Screen Resolution

In order to run your PC and your laptop at the same time, you will need to ensure that the resolution of both is the same. The first thing that you need to look at is the resolution of your PC monitor. You can find this information on your computer’s user manual or on its packaging. If you cannot find this information, then you can go online and check out what resolution it has. If it is not listed, then there are two options: 1) You could buy a new monitor; or 2) You could upgrade your graphics card.

2. Graphics Card

The next thing that you will want to consider about using a laptop as a monitor for your PC is which graphics card you should use in conjunction with it. The best option would be to have both a high-end graphics card and a high-end processor so that they work together well. A cheap graphics card will not work well in conjunction with a high-end processor and vice versa; therefore, it’s best if they are both similar in price (sometimes they are not). When buying your laptop, make sure that it has one or more expansion slots so that you can add another GPU later on if necessary.

3. RAM

Nowadays, most laptops come equipped with 4GB of RAM; however, some laptops come equipped with less RAM than this amount (usually 1GB). If this is the case for your laptop, then you will want to make sure that you have enough RAM to run your PC and your laptop at the same time.

4. Processor

The next thing that you will want to consider is the processor of your laptop. Most laptops come equipped with a dual-core processor, but some come equipped with a quad-core processor instead. If you want to run two programs at once, then you will want to make sure that your laptop has a quad-core processor so that it can do so. In addition, if you plan on playing games or editing videos, then having a high-end graphics card and a high-end processor is important as well.

5. Ports for External Devices

The next thing that you will want to look at is the ports available on your laptop for connecting external devices such as printers, scanners, external hard drives, and other devices. You should also look at the ports available for connecting external monitors; however, this is not as important because most laptops have an HDMI port anyway.

How To Set Up Your Laptop For Maximal Graphics Performance

1. Double-click the Start button and run the Compatibility Troubleshooter.

2. Select Settings and then select the “Change display settings” link under the “Change advanced display settings” section.

3. Click on the Advanced tab, then click on the “Settings for advanced graphics processors” link.

4. Put a checkmark in both boxes and click on the “Apply” button to save your changes.

5. Click on the Start button to restart your computer; this will allow Windows to update its drivers and fix any additional issues that you may have had with your graphics card or display adapter (if applicable).

Conclusion

You now know how to use your laptop as a monitor for your PC. However, you may not know how to use your laptop as your main display. In this article, we will show you how to set up your laptop for the best graphics performance.

FAQs:

Q: Does this article apply to any laptop?

A: Yes, it does. This article applies to any laptop that has a built-in display and is capable of connecting the DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort on it, as well as using an external monitor.

Q: What about laptops that have a built-in display but do not have a DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort port?

A: In this case, you may still be able to set up your laptop for the best graphics performance by purchasing an adapter for your laptop and connecting it to the DVI port on your PC. However, this will cost more money than buying a separate monitor and adapter for both your desktop and laptop.