We all use a surface pro as a tablet to watch movies and browse the internet, and scroll the social media feed.
But, how about using the Surface Pro as a second monitor for your PC?
Well, it’s quite interesting to use the surface pro as your secondary monitor, as you do not have to buy a new monitor, and most importantly, you can easily unplug it whenever you want.
In this blog post, we will show you step-by-step, how to use a surface pro as a second monitor for your PC.
Enough talking, let’s jump right into the process.
Using the Mircrosoft Surface Pro as Second Monitor Via HDMI
Microsoft Surface Pro comes with Displayport mini, which allows you to connect it with the PC. You can either connect it with the HDMI, or Displayport cable, and its a pretty straightforward process.
Here are the Steps for Connecting the Microsoft Surface Pro as a Second Monitor Wired:
- Firstly, you need to find the right type of cable, as if you are planning to connect the Surface Pro to PC using the HDMI, then get a HDMI to Displayport mini adapter, or if you are planning to connect it using the Displayport cable, then get a Displayport to Displayport mini cable instead.
- Afterward, connect one end of the cable to the adapter, and then other end of the cable to the PC.
- Lastly, you need to connect the adapter to the Surface Pro device and you are good to go.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can We Connect Surface Pro as a Second Monitor to PC?
Yes, you can connect the Surface Pro as a second monitor for your both. The best part about using the Surface Pro as a second monitor for your PC is that, you can use it as a monitor both wired, and wirelessly, which is quite amazing.
Can We Connect Surface Pro as a Second Monitor with HDMI?
You can connect the Surface Pro as a second monitor with HDMI. However, you need a HDMI to Displayport mini cable or HDMI to Displayport mini adapter in order to second it a with HDMI cable, as there is no HDMI port available on the Surface Pro tablet.
Can We Connect Surface Pro as a Second Monitor Wirelessly?
Yes, you can connect the Surface Pro as a second monitor for your PC wirelessly, as they come preloaded with the Miracast technology, which allows you to wirelessly share your computer screen on the Surface Pro device.
Can We Connect Two Surface Pro devices With a PC?
Yes, you can connect two Surface Pro devices with a single PC. All you have to do is to extend it using another HDMI to Displayport mini adapter, just like you connect the single device with the Surface Pro.
Utilizing the Surface Pro as an external display for your PC is an excellent choice, as you can use it as a portable monitor.
You can easily hook the Surface Pro to the PC using the HDMI to Displayport mini cable, with simple as to follow steps given-above.
If you are still confused about connecting the Surface Pro device to PC, tell us in the comments section below, and we would love to help you figure it out.