External Monitor in Lenovo® ThinkPad X201
Tips for connecting an external monitor to Lenovo® ThinkPad X201
The Lenovo ThinkPad X201 has the ability to connect an external display, such as a LCD, flat panel display or projector, and then have the display transfer to that device instead of the laptop screen. In order to use an external monitor with Lenovo ThinkPad X201, the system needs to be equipped with a VGA port. The Lenovo ThinkPad X201 comes with a 15 pin HD D-Sub VGA port. The VGA connector helps connect the external monitor to your laptop. In order to ensure proper display, check if the cable is securely connected at both ends. On connecting an external monitor using a VGA connector, the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 automatically configures the additional monitor.
Some tips while connecting an external monitor to the Lenovo ThinkPad X201:
- Processor compatibility
- Secure connection
- Power supply
A compatible processor helps in maintaining high quality resolution on your external monitor. But you need to make sure that your processor supports an external monitor. The processor used on your Lenovo ThinkPad X201 needs to be of high capacity and one which can support an external monitor. The necessary graphics card also has to be installed on your system for high quality display. You might need to adjust the settings in order to obtain the required resolution on your external monitor.
Specific cables and adapters are required to connect an external monitor to your Lenovo ThinkPad X201. Ensure that the specified adapters and cables are used and are securely connected, in order to obtain an undisrupted display on your monitor. Establish a secure connection at both ends of the cable. This ensures the successful connection of the external monitor to your Lenovo ThinkPad X201.
You need to make sure your Lenovo ThinkPad X201 has sufficient charge to drive the external monitor. If the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is connected to a power supply point, the external monitor will function properly giving a proper picture. If the laptop is running on batteries and the battery is down in charge, chances are likely there would not be enough power to drive the external monitor.
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