If you want to connect your computer monitor to your computer, the best option is a VGA cable. VGA stands for Video Graphics Array and it’s one of the oldest types of cables still in use today.
A VGA cable is an analog video interface standard used for connecting personal computers and other devices to monitors and projectors. The 15-pin cable can transmit both video and audio signals, although most people use it for video only. It’s also worth noting that VGA cables are not compatible with digital displays such as DVI or HDMI.
These cables were the most popular methods for computers with CRT monitors to connect to their displays until HDMI and DVI emerged as the mainstream options.
If you want a high-quality connection between devices, then connecting them with a VGA cord may not be what you need but if all you want to do is connect a computer and a monitor then the VGA cable will suit your needs.
Here is how to identify a VGA cable port:
- The first step in identifying a VGA cable port is to look at the shape of the port. A VGA cable port will typically be rectangular and will have three rows of five pins in the middle of the port.
- The second step is to look at the coloring of the port. A VGA cable port will usually be blue in color.
- The third and optional step is to look for a label near the port that says “VGA.” If you see this label, then you can be sure that you’ve found a VGA cable port!