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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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Staples 10' VGA/SVGA Monitor Extension Cable, Black
Staples 10' VGA/SVGA Monitor Extension Cable, Black
Item: 2094904 / Model : 29768
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  • SVGA/VGA monitor extension cable for display connection
  • 10' cable length
  • Ideal for extending VGA/SVGA connections
20.49 $20.49
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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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Staples 10' DVI-D Video Cable, Black
Item: 2093669 / Model : 29762
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  • DVI-D dual-link video cable for display connection
  • Connects to monitors, DVD, HDTV, HD projectors, computer and digital satellite receiver
  • 3 meter (10ft) cable length for extended reach
40.79 $40.79
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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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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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C2G® 54326 6' DisplayPort to HDMI Male/Male Adapter Cable, Black
Item: 2419064 / Model : 54326
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  • Adapter cable for connecting the DisplayPort output of a laptop to a HDTV or projector that accepts a HDMI input
  • Cable length: 6'
  • Has DisplayPort male digital audio/video connector on first end and HDMI male digital audio/video connector on second end
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C2G 54401 6' DisplayPort Cable, Black
Item: IM1VQ6645 / Model : 54401
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  • DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable for smooth signal transfer
  • 20-pin male DisplayPort and 20-pin male DisplayPort connectors ensure lag-free transmission
  • PVC jacket maintains the integrity of the signals
16.49 $16.49
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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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Tripp Lite 10' Coax VGA Male/Male Monitor Cable, Black
Item: 2419529 / Model : P502-010
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  • High resolution monitor cable for better clarity
  • 10' cable for convenient usage
  • HD-15 male to HD-15 male for effective connection
10.99 $10.99
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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"
7.49 $7.49
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StarTech 15' A To B USB 2.0 Cable, Transparent
Item: 2418116 / Model : USB2HAB15T
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  • Transparent USB cable that is compatible to connect with various devices
  • 15' length for easy access
  • Male-to-male cable design eliminates the need for separate adapters
8.79 $8.79
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StarTech USB VGA External Monitor Video Adapter
Item: IM1BH2521 / Model : USB2VGAE2
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  • Host Interface: USB
  • Graphics Resolution: 1280 x 768, 1024 x 768, 1680 x 1050, 1440 x 900, 1280 x 800, 800 x 600, 1600 x 1200, 1400 x 1050, 1280 x 1024, 1280 x 960, 1152 x 864
  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 15-pin HD-15 Female VGA
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Manhattan® 6.6' DisplayPort Male/Male Monitor Cable, Black
Item: 1419335 / Model : ICI393799
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  • 2 x DisplayPort 20-pin male with latches
  • Delivers high-bandwidth, digital audio/visual signals from PC to display and other DisplayPort enabled devices up to 1080p resolution
  • 6.6'
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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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StarTech MXT101 6ft VGA Monitor Extension Cable, HD15 M/F
Item: 2418405 / Model : MXT101
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  • Replace worn-out or missing monitor cables with this high quality, 6ft VGA Monitor Extension Cable - HD15 M/F
  • HD-15 Male
  • HD-15 Female
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Manhattan® 25' HD15 SVGA Male/Male Audio/Video Monitor Cable, Black
Item: 1591493 / Model : ICI372978
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  • VGA A/V cable provides optimum data transfer with connectivity
  • 25' Long for convenient connectivity
  • Features 15-pin HD-15 male VGA connector on first end and 15-pin HD-15 male VGA connector on second end
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Belkin VGA Monitor Replacement Cable Hddb15M/Hddb15M 15' Sh
Item: 560069 / Model : F2N028-15
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  • Gold plated copper contacts provide maximum conductivity with no data loss
  • 28-gauge stranded tinned copper for excellent signal transmission
  • PVC premold encapsulates individual conductors to ensure electrical isolation and relieve stress
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Comprehensive Standard Series DisplayPort to HDMI High Speed Cable 6ft
Item: IM1PK9109 / Model : DISP-HD-6ST
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  • Connector on first end: 1 x display port male digital audio/video
  • Connector on second end: 1 x HDMI male digital audio/video
  • Length: 6'
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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
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Comprehensive Standard Series DisplayPort to HDMI High Speed Cable 10ft
Item: IM1PK9110 / Model : DISP-HD-10ST
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  • Connector on first end: 1 x display port male digital audio/video
  • Connector on second end: 1 x HDMI male digital audio/video
  • Length: 10'
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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
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StarTech 10' Coax High Resolution HD15 Male/Female VGA Monitor Extension Cable
Item: 2419251 / Model : MXT101HQ10
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  • Monitor extension cable removes picture "ghosting" and fuzzy images inherent to non-coaxial cables
  • 10' cable for convenient usage
  • VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) female to male connectors
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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
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