Do You Need a PC for Using a Monitor

Normally you have seen a monitor with a complete PC setup, that’s why this question came into your mind, but that’s not the case here!

If I speak about past time then it might be the case where the monitors are certainly with the use of a full computer setup.

As new technologies are constantly coming to the market, the use of monitors is more like a sharp display that can be used for gaming, office work, and more.

In 2022, a monitor can be used in several ways, so definitely you don’t need a pc for a monitor, instead, you can use your monitor for many possible purposes which I’m going to discuss below, stay tuned!

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Hi, my name is Junaid Ur Rehman, a tech lover and writing about tech-related topics since 10 years back, also was a computer science student.

Possible Use cases for a Monitor Without a PC:

In the world of technologies, there are endless possibilities for the use case of a monitor because now the monitor is not just for a pc, instead monitor nowadays working like a sharp display.

What’s just missing on the monitor is just a speaker right? Or a tv cable connector? 🙂 

So, the monitor is just missing these things because of its use purposes, here are some purposes people use monitors for:

Use with gaming consoles:

As the gaming industry booms different gaming consoles came into the market in the competition of heavy gaming pcs with many accessories to just one device with maybe 1 joystick, no wiring mess around, etc…

Gaming consoles like Playstation models, Xbox models, Nintendo Switch, Sega Genesis, and more, all are able to use with monitors due to the type of display ports the console supports. 

Normally all the monitors in the market have the same display ports available which make the console to be compatible with monitors.

Use for Extended Display in Offices or Home Setup:

Maybe you have seen that in some professional workplaces people have 1-2 monitors connected with a laptop to extend the display. This is to do more work on a single machine by multitasking easily on different displays at a time.

So, monitors are also used to extend the display with a laptop or an existing pc with a monitor.

Use for Streaming Media Devices:

As TVs are a little more expensive than monitors, some people on a budget find that affordable to attach a monitor with a device that supports TV cable connection and remote signals, use to attach that with the monitor, and at last attach a speaker with the device to enjoy a full TV experience.

Also, there are lots of streaming media devices available like even to make directly a smart TV (Mi stick, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV Box) and more from alot of companies with different models and types.

Use for Screen Mirroring:

Maybe you have been into the movie night before where all your cousins or friends wanted to watch a movie but there is no possibility due to the short screen size of your tablet, mobile, or even a laptop, screen mirroring is used there to just save that movie night enjoyment!

You can also use your monitor for screen mirroring and watch videos & photos on a big screen compared to your phone one.

These are the popular use cases of a monitor without a PC, but there are more possibilities because you can connect the monitor to any device that supports display output even when your monitor doesn’t support the same display port, can be used with a port converter cable or connector.

Final Words:

Do give your feedback in the comment, I will love to respond :).

Do you need a PC for a Monitor?

Absolutely No, a monitor can be used in ways without a PC like for gaming, office work, streaming media, and more, where you can connect the output display port of any device with your monitor to enjoy and use the monitor for many purposes in your own way.

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About the Author

Junaid is the senior editor at Computing Unleashed, he has damn interest and knowledge in computers, technology, and software. Outside of Computing Unleashed he has a professional digital marketing background where he has been working with agencies.

Junaid likes to explore tech and test new things, also loves to do exercises and keep himself fit.

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