How to Connect Surface Pro to Monitor (Quickly)

Are you love to use Microsoft surface pro, As its Lightweight and Sleek Design meets both laptop and tablet needs. A Windows tablet that can manage all of your daily tasks as quickly as a laptop.

Unlike other company laptops, it does not have an HDMI port. The Surface Pro 7 and Above have a USB type c port, but Surface Pro 6 and lower versions only have a mini display port. In order to connect Surface Pro with a monitor or any other display device, you will need different adapters.

In this article, We’ll help to connect your surface pro 6,7 or 8 With a Monitor or any Other Display device.

What is Surface Pro?

Keeping in view the comfort of their customers, the tech giants keep on investing in the increasing sophistication of their devices. Though it takes some time for a new device to get popular among the masses if a device is extraordinarily performing, people get attracted to it in a very short time. Nowadays, we see a thing getting popular, that seems like a hybrid of laptop and tablet i.e., it can act both as a tab and a laptop.

Surface Pro

You can get its keyboard separated anytime. Though different companies have launched this type of product, the company that has first launched this detachable device series was Microsoft. One type of device from this series was named ‘Surface pro’.

Surface pro came with Windows 8 Pro and was upgradeable to Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 10 Pro. It has a lightweight detachable keyboard that also acts as a protective screen cover and you can also have a stylus pen as an accessory to allow you to take notes, giving a feel of the original paper and pen.

Both the keyboard and the stylus pen come as accessories that means if you buy the surface pro, you are not going to get the keyboard and the pen within the box, but you have to buy these things separately. The automatic magnetic connection of the keyboard with the screen is just magical, and the stylus pen flow on the screen is super smooth that is why people who buy surface pro consider buying these accessories as a must.

Advantages of using Surface Pro

Advantages of using Surface Pro

Working at an office that needs you to change your conveyance more than once, or demands a long tiresome trip from home, really seems inefficient as it results in a wastage of time. But what if you can use that time efficiently? But how can you do so? Well, what if you can carry your PC with you throughout your travel? Okay, but the problem is opening the bulky laptop with the fear of dropping it due to any push from the people surrounding you, ultimately leading yourself towards huge economic trouble.

We can replace laptops with tablets, no? Tablets are not capable of carrying that much data for you and are in no way comparable to laptops! And there in this scenario, do come the Surface Pro with all its awesome functionalities, working both as a phone and a PC, offering all the services a Windows operating system has to offer. 

Surface Pro comes with an embedded SIM with LTE Advance, which allows you to make cellular connections and use data for your device like that of a mobile phone. In addition to this, the Surface Pro performs all Windows programs. For example, it supports all the Office 365 application software. Being capable of running all of the windows programs Surface Pro is better than Android and IOS.

Its lightweight, and the data connection helps you take it anywhere with you and continue with your important tasks as smoothly as you would have been performing them in your workplace anytime. Its stylus pen technology allows designers to use the best of their designer applications with the device and produce their masterpieces with great accuracy.

Connecting Surface Pro to a Monitor

Connecting Surface Pro to a Monitor

Surface Pro is quite expensive but it has got reasons to be that expensive. Still, the thing in which it lags in its input array. Along with some other ports, it only has a single USB port, which can irritate you at some point and you will end up buying an adapter or hub to connect your surface pro to other devices and make the best out of its features.

Similarly, when it comes to connecting a display with your Surface Pro, you realize that it is not that simple. Now we will look at ways we can adopt to connect the surface pro with a monitor.

How to connect your Surface Pro to Monitor

Different models of the Surface Pro have different ways to get them connected with some display. For instance, if you have a Surface Pro 7, you can easily connect the display Using USB-c to HDMI Adapter.

connect your Surface Pro 7 to Monitor

But for older versions such as the Surface Pro 6 and the ones that came before it, you need a mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.

To connect these surface pro devices to a monitor you first need to get the right adapter. The right adapter to have will be the one that is compatible with the monitor that you are going to connect with your surface pro.

Suppose we have a monitor with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, then the adapter that you will need should be the one that supports 4k resolution and has a 60 Hz refresh rate.

The right adapter for connecting a monitor to these older versions is the mini Display Port adapter having a compatible refresh rate with the monitor.

connect your Surface Pro 6 to Monitor

Monitors usually have two ports, supporting two different refresh rates. But you will use the port for which you have brought the adapter. For example, in the case we just considered, we will use the 60 Hz port of the monitor to plug in our mini Display Port adapter of 60Hz refresh rate.

Now when you have connected the adapter to the monitor you need to complete the connection by connecting your Surface Pro with the adapter and you are done. The display of the monitor then automatically switches the content of its screen to that of the Surface Pro’s screen.

If you decide on working with multiple displays; as is demanded by programmers or analysts who are working with multiple analytical tools for different indicators, you can connect all those displays with your Surface Pro.

Connecting an adapter between the Surface Pro and the monitor, you can connect multiple displays with your Surface Pro, by connecting a hub with its USB port and then connecting the multiple displays with the hub.

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