PC Connection Guide

PC Connection

When buying a PC, laptop or even a monitor it is important to consider what type connections (or also called ports) they have. Our guide will explain what each connection is used for.


What is a USB ?


USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a power supply between computers and electronic devices.


USB 2.0 enables devices such as keyboards and mice and printers, scabber, webcams as well as high capacity storage systems. It allows the user to run multiple applications at once or several peripherals simultaneously.

USB 3.0 is the follow up from USB 2.0. It will transfer your data 10x faster. Recommended for large data transfers.

What is a HDMI ?


What is High Defintion Multimedia Interface ?


HDMI is the definitive standard for audio/video connectivity between vairous types of devices. HDMI connections are found on HD TVs and Blu-ray players, PCs, laptops, monitors, tablet PCs, video game consoles and camcorders. A HDMI port enables you a high defintion video output.


What is VGA ?


What is Video Graphics Array ?


VGA is an analogue interface that is used for high definition video which includes resolutions of 1080p and higher. A lot of devices have now HDMI instead.

What is DVI ?


What is Digital Visual Interface ?


With DVI you can connect a video source, such as a display controller to a monitor or TV. DVI supports multiple modes such as DVI-D (digital only), DVI-A (analog only) and DVI-I (digital and analog).


What is LAN ?


What is a Local Area Network ?


LAN or Local Area Network is a computer network that is only used for a relative small area such as home, school or office buildings, using network media. LAN can be connected to other LANs via phone lines.

What is a Wireless Local Area Network ?


What is a Digital Visual Interface ?


WLAN extends an existing wired local area network (LAN) and provides you with a wireless network communication using radio or infrared signals.


What is a Audio connection ?


Mic in/Audio out/ Rear line out/Mic In/ Frontline out


These are ports that can be used to connect headphones and portable music players, microphones or any other audio device. Audio line out would be to connect your speakers. You will find these ports on the front, side or back of the device. These are connected to your sound car.

The centre/subwoofer line allows you to connect a sound surround system via the PC giving you the ultimate experience of sound.

What is a 4-in-1 Card Reader ?


Data input device


This is a data input device integrated into your laptop or computer that reads data from a storage medium like a SD card.


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