Do you really need USB ports on your monitor?
Most monitors these days come with built-in USB ports.
While there’s nothing wrong with having them, there are some things you should consider before adding them to your computer.
1 In this blogpost I’m going to discuss the purpose of USB ports on monitors and whether or not they are necessary.
What Is a USB Hub and Why Does It Matter When It Comes To Monitors With USB Ports?
USB ports are used to connect peripherals such as keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, cameras, external hard drives, flash drives, MP3 players, cell phones, tablets, and other devices. A hub is a device that allows several devices to share a single port. For instance, if you have three devices connected to a computer via USB ports, each device requires only one port. However, if you have a hub plugged into the same port, you can plug any number of devices into the hub. This way, you can avoid having to buy additional USB cables.
Can the Monitor Ports Charge Devices?
Yes, but not always. Most monitors have two types of ports: DisplayPort DP and VGA. DP ports are designed specifically for article output. They allow for higher resolution displays and faster transfer rates. VGA ports are used for connecting computers to older TVs and monitors. These ports are slower and cannot display HDTV resolutions. How Do I Know Which Type of Port My Monitor Has?
What if the Monitor Is Also a TV?
If you own a monitor, you probably know how important it is to get the right port. But what about if you also have a television? Well, here’s a quick guide to help you figure out which type of port your computer monitor has. DisplayPort DP – This is the newer version of article connections. It supports 4K resolutions and offers a maximum bandwidth of 10 Gbps. It is backwards compatible with previous versions of article connectors such as DVI and HDMI. VGA – Older monitors and televisions use VGA connectors. They support only analog signals and offer a maximum bandwidth of 640 Mbit/s. DVI – This connector was originally created for PC monitors. It supports digital signals and offers a maximum bandwidth rate of 1.5 Gbps. HDMI – This is a newer version of article connectors. It supports 4K resolution and offers a maximum bandwidth up to 8 Gbps.
What About USB-C Ports on Monitors?
USB-C ports are becoming increasingly popular because they are reversible, meaning you can plug either way into the port. However, they aren’t always backward compatible with older devices. For instance, a USB-C to Lightning cable won’t work with iPhones and iPads. So, when purchasing a new monitor, check to see if it has any USB-C ports.