How To Connect 2 Monitors To A Laptop

By Last Updated: December 25, 2023

Whether it comes to watching your favorite videos, showing off your presentation, or doing more than one job at a time, you wish to have a better experience. Connecting a PC (laptop/desktop) to more than two display screens or monitors can help you a lot. You can do it easily if you have done it earlier. Otherwise, you can face difficulties in connecting two monitors to your laptop or desktop. 

What You Need to Connect 2 Monitors to a Laptop 

Before you move to work on connecting more than one monitor to your personal computer, you must be aware of the requirements. Here are what you need to have:

  • Graphics card – It must be able to support more than one monitor. Usually, there are two output slots with most graphic cards. Find the graphic card to check its specifications.   
  • Available ports on your laptop – In general, a laptop has four types of ports – DisplayPort, DVI (Digital Video Interface), VGA (Video Graphics Array), and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface). These ports are usually available on the sides or back of a laptop. Further, your laptop monitor must have a corresponding port.  

How to Connect 2 Monitors to a Laptop

  • First, ensure you have established a good connection between monitors while connecting them with cables

  • Go to the Start button. It is usually the icon of Windows. 
  • Select the Setting app from the displayed options on your screen and click on it to open it. 


  • Click on the Display option, which is usually located on the top under System.
  • Tap on the option, Multiple Displays, under the option – Scale & Layout. After that, click on Detect if you are connecting more than one monitor via a cable. Otherwise, tap on Content to a wireless display if you want to connect multiple monitors wirelessly. 

  • Select how your laptop screen will project across multiple displays from the drop down list, which is next to your laptop image.   


  • Tap on Apply as you make your selection of monitors   


In case of a laptop with Windows 10, you should go with this command – Start > Settings > System > Display > Detect > Multiple Displays > Choose the desired one > Tap on Keep Changes. Your laptop will start projecting on more than one monitor. You can select or decide the resolutions, orientation, etc. under the Display option.