Many MacBooks and MacBook Pros feature a DVI port rather than a VGA port. If your Dell monitor only has a VGA port, you may need to use a VGA adapter. This adapter ships with MacBook Pro models, but you also can purchase it from Apple.
Setting Up Your Monitor Follow the instructions to set up your Dell UltraSharp monitor using USB Type-C connection. Connect your Mac system to your monitor using the USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 cable. On your Mac's System Preferences, select Displays to choose your external monitor.
Most external monitors are compatible with Dell laptops; you don't need a Dell brand monitor. If your monitor and laptop have multiple compatible video ports, DisplayPort is the best option, followed closely by HDMI. DVI, VGA, and S-Video can only transmit video; the sound will come from your laptop, not the monitor.
Follow the instructions to set up your Dell UltraSharp monitor using USB Type-C connection.
Plug the DisplayPort cable coming from your primary monitor into a DisplayPort port (14 in the figure below) on the back of your desktop PC. Plug your mouse, keyboard, and webcam into USB ports (9 and 10 in the figure below) on the back of your PC. Power on each monitor.
Setting Up Your Monitor Connect your Mac system to your monitor using the USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 cable. On your Mac's System Preferences, select Displays to choose your external monitor.
Yes, the Mac version of Dell Display Manager is now available. Supported macOS and Apple products include: macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11. MacBook Pro, Air, Mac Mini launched from 2018 onwards.
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Check to see if your Dell monitor has a VGA or DVI connection. VGA is an older technology, but many monitors have adapters for both connection and include two cables: one VGA and one DVI. Likewise, check your MacBook to see if it has a DVI or Mini DisplayPort jack. Locate the appropriate adapter if required.
Connect the video and power cables
How Do I Connect My Dell Laptop to a Monitor Using HDMI?
Secure one end of the video cable to the port on the back of the Dell monitor, and then secure the other end of the cable to your MacBook. If you are using a video adapter to connect the two devices, connect the adapter to the DVI port of the MacBook, and then connect the video cable to the other end of the adapter.