Whether you are using your new Surface Pro as your desktop PC or your Surface Dock as a portable display, you may be wondering how to connect your Surface Pro to a monitor. There are a few ways to get it done, and this article will help you figure out which route is best for you.
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable
Using a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable is important if you need to connect your Surface Pro tablet to a monitor. It can eliminate the need for a separate adapter. Also, it can reduce failure points.
A Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable is compatible with high-definition resolutions up to 4K. This allows you to watch movies and videos without worrying about losing quality. You’ll also be able to take notes in class or look up information from a warehouse.
The best Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cables are durable and offer high-quality connectors. In addition, they can support UHD resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 (four times the pixel count of HDTV).
The Surface Pro has a mini DisplayPort port that connects to an external monitor. If you’re using your Surface Pro in the office, you might want to use a larger monitor for better viewing. Alternatively, you can connect it to a projector or HDMI television.
Depending on the model of your Surface, you’ll need to get an adapter to connect it to an external screen. Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter can do this. Other options include the Surface Dock and a Mini DisplayPort to VGA cable.
You can also buy a proprietary HDMI adapter for your Surface. These can be found in the Accessories area on the website. They’re designed for use with Surface laptops and tablets.
If you have a Surface Pro 8 and would like to use it with a monitor, you will need to purchase a USB-C cable. You can also purchase a USB-C hub that will allow you to extend the ports on your Surface. Fortunately, Microsoft has a chart on their website to show you which of the available cables will work best with your Surface.
The best USB-C cable to connect your Surface Pro to your monitor will depend on how much power and data you need to carry. For instance, if you have a small 15-inch monitor, you may only need a 5V 2A adapter to provide power. However, if you need to transfer more data, you may need to buy a data transmission USB-C cable.
The best USB-C cable to use with your Surface Pro will likely be the one that supports HDMI. This is because you can plug your Surface into an HDMI port on your display. Alternatively, you can use a mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable if you have an older monitor.
Another good way to extend your Surface is to buy a Surface Dock. A Dock will allow you to attach a monitor to your Surface Pro and use your device as a desktop PC.
Using the Surface Dock as a portable display on the go
If you own a Surface Pro or Surface Book, you may want to consider using the Surface Dock as a portable display on the go. It will save you a lot of space in your desk, and it also allows you to connect to a second monitor.
The Surface Dock includes an HDMI port, as well as a gigabit Ethernet port and two mini DisplayPorts. You can also use the USB ports to connect your Surface to an external keyboard, mouse, or other accessories.
To get started, you’ll need to get the right adapters and connectors. You will need a Surface Connect cable, and an HDMI cable. For the latter, you’ll need a USB to HDMI cable.
Once you’ve connected the Surface to the dock, you’ll have the chance to try it out. It’s easy to do. First, remove the Surface Pro from its cover. Depending on the model, you can either remove the keyboard, or you can simply slide the sides into the dock.
While you’re at it, you’ll need to make sure you have a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter on hand. This is useful if your monitor doesn’t support the Mini DisplayPort. However, if it does, you’ll need to use a different port.