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You need a monitor cable to connect a digital display to a desktop PC or laptop. There are four common types of cables available for this. These are VGA, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. The one to choose depends on the available output connectors on your computer and input connectors on your PC monitor. You can find a wide selection of these cables at Staples®.

Choose the Right Legacy Monitor Cable for Your Old PC Display
VGA, or Video Graphics Array, is an analog connector that only carries video signals. You can find it on some computers, video game consoles, and projectors. The standard VGA cable has 15 pins arranged in three rows. A slimmer version, the mini-VGA cable, has 14 pins in two rows. You can find mini-VGA connectors on small laptops and some game consoles. In addition to VGA signals, a mini-VGA cable also carries composite and S-video signals. For excellent image quality and reliable performance, look for a VGA cable made of heavy-gauge wire and protected with braided shields. You should only choose this legacy cable if your computer or monitor only has a VGA connection for carrying video signals.

Minimize Cord Clutter With Monitor Cables That Carry Audio and Video Signals
DVI, or Digital Visual Interface, is another video-only connector. It comes in three varieties: DVI-A, DVI-D, and DVI-I. DVI-A only carries analog signals and is no better than VGA. DVI-D is for digital signals only while DVI-I integrates both analog and video signals. Unlike DVI and VGA cables, HDMI and DisplayPort cables carry both video and audio signals. They also have a higher video resolution than VGA or DVI for improved clarity.

HDMI, or High-Definition Multimedia Interface, transmits uncompressed video and audio signals. An HDMI cable can output 4K video and HDR contents to monitors and TVs. Besides the full-sized HDMI cable, there are smaller mini and micro versions. You can find adaptors to use cables with these connectors as full-sized HDMI cables. DisplayPort competes directly with HDMI. Depending on the version supported, a DisplayPort cable may have equal or higher bandwidth than an HDMI cable. Some Apple® computers use the smaller Mini DisplayPort connector. Mini DisplayPort cables can carry analog and digital video signals.

What Monitor Cable Do You Need to Daisy-Chain Multiple Displays?
You need DisplayPort cables. Make sure the monitors you want to string together have the same maximum resolution and support the same version of the DisplayPort standard.

Can You Use a USB-C Cable as a Monitor Cable?
Yes. You can connect laptops with USB Type-C outputs to monitors with USB-C inputs. This versatile reversible plug connector is increasingly common on smartphones and tablets too. A USB-C cable can transmit video, audio, data, and power.

What Is the Difference Between Single and Dual Link DVI Monitor Cables?
There are single and dual link versions of DVI-I and DVI-D cables. The single link versions of both cables have connectors with 18 pins and are capable of data transfer speeds up to 3.96Gbps while offering a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Dual-link DVI-D cables have 24-pin connectors while dual-link DVI-I ones sport 28-pin connectors. Both have a maximum bandwidth of 7.92Gbps and support display resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels.
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Tripp Lite 1' High Resolution VGA Male/Female Monitor Y Splitter Cable, Black
Item: 2453193 / Model : P516-001-HR
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  • 1' cable for convenient usage
  • One HD-15 male to one HD-15 female for effective connection
  • Comes in black color for enhanced look
15.99 $15.99
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StarTech 10' Dual Link DVI-D Male/Female Monitor Extension Cable
Item: 2419334 / Model : DVIDDMF10
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  • Monitor extension cable supports a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 for better clarity
  • 10' cable for convenient usage
  • DVI-D (25 pin) female to male connectors for effective connection
14.99 $14.99
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Manhattan® 6' 19-Pin HDMI to DVI-D 24+1 Cable, Black
Item: 210377 / Model : ICI372503
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  • HDMI to DVI-D connector for easy connectivity between digital devices
  • Comes with a 19-pin HDMI connector at one end and a 24+1 DVI-D connector at the other end
  • Copper conductors with gold plating for clear data transmission
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StarTech 10' DVI To VGA Male/Male Display Monitor Cable, Black
Item: 2419459 / Model : DVIVGAMM10
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  • 10' cable for convenient usage
  • DVI-A (17 pin) male to VGA (15 pin, high density D-Sub) male connector for effective connection
  • Comes in black color for enhanced look
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Staples 10' VGA/SVGA Monitor Extension Cable, Black
Staples 10' VGA/SVGA Monitor Extension Cable, Black
Item: 2094904 / Model : 29768
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  • Extends the length of a VGA/SVGA monitor cable by 10'
  • 10' in length
  • Staples 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
20.49 $20.49
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Tripp Lite P134-06N-VGA 6" DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Black (P134-06N-VGA)
Item: IM1DV6733 / Model : P134-06N-VGA
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  • Connects a VGA monitor to a computer with a DisplayPort output
  • Supports PC video resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 & HD resolutions up to 1080p
  • Ideal for use with graphics cards such as AMD Eyefinity that do not output Dual Mode (DP++) signals
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Tripp Lite 1' DMS-59 To Dual VGA Male/Female Y Splitter Cable, Black
Item: 2453177 / Model : P574-001
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  • Splitter y cable attaches two VGA enabled monitors to your dms59 graphics card
  • Easy-to-install 1' long cord
  • 1 x DMS-59 male to 2 x HD-15 female connectors for reliable connection
19.99 $19.99
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V7® CBLDPDVI-1N DisplayPort to DVI Male/Female Audio/Video Adapter, Black
Item: IM1RA2162 / Model : CBLDPDVI-1N
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  • DisplayPort to DVI adapter for easy connectivity between compatible digital devices
  • Features a 20-pin Displayport male connector on one end and a 29-pin DVI female video connector on the other
  • 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution for high-quality visuals
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Tripp Lite P502-025 Coaxal Monitor Cable, 25' Cord, Black
Item: 2509540 / Model : P502-025
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  • High resolution monitor cable for better clarity
  • 25' cable for convenient usage
  • HD-15 male to HD-15 male for effective connection
14.29 $14.29
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StarTech 6' Coax High Resolution HD15 Male/Female VGA Monitor Extension Cable
Item: 2419479 / Model : MXT101HQ
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  • Monitor extension cable eliminates picture "ghosting" and fuzzy images inherent to non-coaxial cables
  • 6' cable for convenient usage
  • VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) female to male connectors for effective connection
10.39 $10.39
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Manhattan® 15' SVGA to HD15 Monitor Cable, Black
Item: 210401 / Model : ICI312721
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  • Monitor cable for easy connectivity between compatible digital devices
  • Comes with an HD-15 male VGA connector on both ends
  • Copper conductors with nickel plating for clear transmission
9.49 $9.49
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StarTech 20' Single Link DVI-D Male/Male Video Cable, Black
Item: IM1779046 / Model : DVIDSMM20
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  • Single link video monitor cable supports 1920x1200 resolutions for better clarity
  • 20' cable for convenient usage
  • DVI-D (19 pin) male to male connectors for effective connection
32.59 $32.59
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Insten® Premium 3' VGA Monitor Male/Male Cable, Black
Item: 971128 / Model : TOTHVGAMMX11
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  • Connectivity: Connector HDDB15 15-pin (male to male)
  • Length: 3 FT / 1 M
  • Cable Color: Black
5.59 $5.59
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Manhattan® 9" HDMI Male/VGA Female Converter, Black
Item: 1419339 / Model : ICI151467
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  • HDMI 19-pin male/VGA 15-pin female
  • Converts an HDMI digital signal to a VGA analog video
  • 9"
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4XEM™ 9" DisplayPort to VGA Male/Female Adapter Cable, Black
Item: IM1QR1166 / Model : 4XDPVGA
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  • Adapter cable supports up to 1920 x 1200 WUXGA resolution
  • Easy-to-install 9" long cord
  • 1 x 15-pin HD-15 female VGA to 1 x DisplayPort male digital audio/video connectors for reliable connection
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StarTech 6' Dual Link DVI-D Male/Female Monitor Extension Cable
Item: 2419417 / Model : DVIDDMF6
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  • Monitor extension cable supports 2560x1600 maximum resolution for better clarity
  • 6' cable for convenient usage
  • DVI-D (25 pin) female to male connectors for effective connection
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Startech 5" Micro USB To USB OTG Male/Female Host Adapter Cable
Item: 2418300 / Model : UUSBOTGRA
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  • Cable Type: USB 2.0 B Male
  • Connect your USB On-The-Go capable tablet computer or Smartphone to USB 2.0 devices
  • Cable Length: 5"
7.79 $7.79
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StarTech 75' Coax High Resolution HD15 Male/Male VGA Monitor Cable, Black
Item: IM1BH1591 / Model : MXT101MMHQ75
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  • Monitor VGA cable supports 1920 x 1200 high resolution VGA monitors for better clarity
  • 75' cable for convenient usage
  • VGA (15 pin, high density D-Sub) male to male connectors for effective connection
58.79 $58.79
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StarTech 15' Coax High Resolution HD15 VGA Male/Male Monitor Cable With Audio
Item: 2419010 / Model : MXTHQMM15A
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  • Monitor VGA cable is perfect for 1920 x 1200 and above high resolution monitors for better clarity
  • 15' cable for convenient usage
  • one 3.5 mm mini-jack male/one VGA (15 pin, high density D-Sub) male to one 3.5 mm mini-jack male/one VGA male for effective connection
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V7 V7N2VGA-10F-BLK 10' VGA Monitor Cable, Black
Item: IM1DT2747 / Model : V7N2VGA-10F-BLK
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  • HD-15 male to male cable ideal for VGA-compatible high quality displays
  • 1 x 15-pin HD-15 male VGA connectors on both ends
  • Gold-plated copper contacts and PVC jacket ensure maximum conductivity and optimum electrical isolation
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StarTech DisplayPort to HDMI Video Adapter Converter - M/F
Item: IM1V10736 / Model : DP2HDMIADAP
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  • DisplayPort to HDMI video converter for a convenient connection between video devices
  • Can be used to connect DP enabled desktop, ultrabook, laptop and computers
  • Length: 2.16"
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StarTech 6' Dual Link Digital Analog DVI-I Male/Male Monitor Cable
Item: 2419416 / Model : DVIIDMM6
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  • Analog monitor cable supports a 2560 x 1600 maximum resolution for better clarity
  • 6' cable for convenient usage
  • DVI-I (29 pin) male to male connectors for effective connection
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Monoprice® 8" VGA(HD15) Male to 2xVGA(HD15) Female Video Splitter Cable, Black
Item: 1254692 / Model : 102679
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  • Connector type: 1 x HD15 male, 2 x HD15 female
  • Connects a source device to 2 display device
  • 8"
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StarTech® 2m Black Straight Through DB9 RS232 Serial Cable - M/F
Item: 2453204 / Model : MXT1002MBK
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  • Serial
  • Extension Cable
  • 6.56 ft
6.29 $6.29
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