How Improve Your Work Productivity By Connecting A Second Display Monitor To Your Computer.

If you work as an author, software engineer, blogger, manager, director or if your line of work requires you to work from home – having a computer with more than one display monitors can greatly improve your work productivity. A second display makes it easier to work on more than one task as you can display and switch between two or more apps at the same time. Learn how to connect a second display monitor on a windows 10 or linux ubuntu PC.


In order to complete this tutorial successfully the following items are required. Please ensure to have these items available before taking implementation action on this tutorial (depending on how you choose to setup and connect the second computer monitor you may need some or all of these items) :
1) A desktop or laptop with Windows 10 or Linux Ubuntu 14.04 or later.
2) A 17 inch computer monitor or bigger.
3) HDMI, VGA, DVI or DISPLAY PORT cable.(optional)
4) A multi port display adapter (optional)


1) Purchase a new or used computer monitor from an online store such as amazon or from a local IT retailer / store close to where you are located.

Step One: Get A Second Monitor And Choose The Right Connection Cable.

1) A great place to get a second monitor is on as there is a wide range of new and used computer monitors that can be shipped right up to your door step.

Alternatively you can simply visit your nearest and local IT store to purchase a monitor. This comes with the benefit of being able to physically check and choose a monitor as well as get warranty cover close to where you are located.

If you are located in south africa a great place to shop for a monitor is on as you can compare prices from many IT retailers.


2) Once you have a second monitor that you can work with, the next step is to connect it to your computer using a video graphics cable. If you are using a laptop or notebook you can take a look at the side or back of it to see the connection options available to you. If you’re are using a desktop the ports are usually at the back.

Next look at the ports that your monitor has, they are usually located at the back, underside or on the left or side side.