If your Dell Inspiron i13z-7729PNK run Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate, you can enjoy an extended desktop and use two screens because many Dell Inspiron i13z-7729PNK are often designed to store and show presentations. If you are Windows 7 Starter user, you do not have this opportunity. We all know that a laptop has a LCD screen right? But do you know that every laptop also has a 15-pin VGA or 24-pin DVI video port through which you can connect it to outside monitor. This article we will tell you how to connect Dell Inspiron i13z-7729PNK to an external monitor.
Step 1: attach your video cable to the rump of your external monitor correctly. Tighten the two connector screws on the cable. Then, attach the other end of the cable to the Dell Inspiron i13z-7729PNK video port. If the laptop’s port differs from the cable’s connector, you’ll need an adapter to convert VGA to DVI, or vice versa. You can use an adapter. After that, every thing is ready to go.
Step 2: run your Dell Inspiron i13z-7729PNK and its windows system will automatically recognize the new monitor. You can use the monitor and your LCD at the same time or you can just use one of them. Right click at empty area of the desktop and select “Screen Resolution”. At Multiple Displays pull-down menu you can see three options: Duplicate These Displays, Extend These Displays and Show Desktop Only. Just choose the one you want to use. Or you can press a special key or key combination on your Dell Inspiron i13z-7729PNK keyboard.
Step 3: if you only want to use the external monitor, you can just close your laptop’s lid. Control will go to the external monitor. If you open your Dell Inspiron i13z-7729PNK lid again, control will go back to your Dell Inspiron i13z-7729PNK. You should remember that you’d better have an external mouse and keyboard prepared so that when you close the lid you can still control your monitor with those external equipments.
Step 4: there is also one last thing you should pay attention to. You should click and drag the monitor graphics to fit monitor location. For example, if you have the external monitor to your left, you should drag the minor to the left of your LCD screen graphic to make your mouse operation smoothly.