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Does my Acer function with external monitor?


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Hegel

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Hi

I have an Acer Aspire laptop but wanted a bigger screen.

I could get an external screen such as the Fujitsu 17" LCD TFT L7ZA quite cheaply, but would it come with a relevant connector that would work with my laptop?

Thanks for any help!
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Your laptop should have either a analog or digital connector on it for the monitor. most newer lcd monitors will come with both type of connection cables.
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Thanks for the reply - the model is a 5740 Acer. What would the relevant socket look like?
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According to the specs on the laptop it has a standard VGA port which would be blue. It should have 3 rows of holes with a total of 15 holes. It should look like the picture below.

[attachment=56829:300px-SVGA_port.jpg]
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It does indeed have that port - many thanks! :cool:
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Then any new monitor you purchase just make sure it comes with the analog vga cable and the digital cable. That way in the future if you get a new laptop or a desktop you can utilize the Digital instead of the analog capabilities of the monitor.
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Is the port we were discussing an analog port, then?

If so, would this lead to any significant change in performance?

(again, thanks for your help)
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Yes it is a analog port and unless you are doing high end photo editting, autocad or gaming you probably will not notice any difference.
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