External Monitor in Sony® VAIO E Series
What are the tips for connecting an external monitor to Sony VAIO E series laptop?
Sony VAIO E series laptop comes with a variety of features including a wide screen. However, sometimes, you might need a large screen that offers better view. Sony Vaio E Series comes with an ability that allows you to connect an external monitor for better options of display.
The following points give details for connecting an external monitor to Sony VAIO E series:
- Connecting an external monitor
- Things to remember while connecting
- Benefits of connecting an external monitor
Connecting an external monitor
To connect a monitor to Sony VAIO E series laptop, it is essential to establish a physical connection by connecting a VGA cable between the laptop and the monitor port. Click on the ‘Fn’ and ‘F7’ keys together, as this will help in toggling between laptop screens only or external monitor only. If the monitor comes up with similar images of the laptop screen then the buttons can be left. Right click on the desktop and select on ‘Graphics Properties’. After this, you will notice an option of ‘Multiple Display’, select ‘Extended Desktop’ and choose ‘Notebook’ as the primary device. Then, click on ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ and finally, select, ‘Accept’ in the window that says the display settings have been changed.
Things to remember while connecting
After the monitor is connected to the laptop, the monitor will be able to take up the correct screen resolutions automatically. However, in many situations, it fails to take up the resolution settings. In such cases, you need to adjust the settings manually. For checking the resolution settings, you can also make use of software. While connecting an external monitor, if you experience a situation when the display does not appear, then, disconnect and set up the connection from the beginning after waiting for a while. Since Sony VAIO E series laptop comes with Windows 7, you might come across an issue where you do not find the multiple display option. This signifies that Windows 7 has not identified the monitor. On the other hand, if the operating system is able to detect the monitor, then, a drop down menu will appear next to the display, click on ‘Detect’ and the operating system will identify the monitor.
Benefits of connecting an external monitor
Connecting two displays has its own convenience and benefits. While browsing pictures, one screen can be used for viewing thumbnails and the other one can be used for viewing pictures on full screen. It can also be used during editing, as one screen can be used for viewing while the other one can be used for editing pictures. While accessing mails, it will be possible to open the inbox in one display and check mails in another. Undoubtedly, this saves ample amount of time and gives enough space for navigation.