There are a number of reasons why you might want or need to connect your laptop to an external monitor, including the need for a larger screen…

Mashable has a great article posted that will teach you the “in’s and out’s” about connecting a laptop computer to an external monitor… Follow the source links below to learn more!

Also, at the bottom of this post you will find a source link to Amazon that will show you the “Top Tools For Remote Workers”.

In the always evolving world of tech components, the challenge may be in negotiating between ports and adapters to get you cruising on that second screen. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know to make it work with an external display or even multiple monitors.

mashable

What are the best note-taking apps available for 2021?

Looking for a note-taking app? Below you will find four great resources that provide reviews on notetaking apps such as Evernote, OneNote, Notion, Simplenote, Google Keep, Rocketbook, and the likes. You will find as you explore note-taking apps, it comes down to a matter of preference.

Which one do I use? I have tried every single one of these note-taking apps and what I settled for that meets my needs is Google Drive (with Google Docs). Yes, Google Drive… You can read more on “Using Google Drive To Create A Powerful (and Free) Note-Taking Application“. For notes that I write down, I use a Rocketbook notepad that is reusable.

Follow the links below to get a good overview on what note-taking apps are out there from several of my favorite tech sites…

Best Note-Taking Apps: Evernote, OneNote & More (For Android & iOS)

Systweaks

The 11 Best Note-Taking Apps in 2020 – Evernote, Notion, and More

College Info Geek

The 5 best note-taking apps of 2021

Zapier

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook – Dot-Grid Eco-Friendly Notebook with 1 Pilot Frixion Pen & 1 Microfiber Cloth Included – Infinity Black Cover, Letter Size (8.5″ x 11″)

Amazon – Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Save some bucks on the Lenovo Chromebook Duet, 2-in-1 (Limited Time)

Lenovo Chromebook Duet, 2-in-1, 10.1″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200) Display, MediaTek Helio P60T, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64GB eMCP SSD, Integrated ARM G72 MP3 Graphics, Chrome OS

Lenovo Chromebook Duet

Lenovo Chromebook Duet (10.1″) 2 in 1

2-in-1 Chromebook

  • Use as a tablet or laptop – unique design with detachable keyboard you can take anywhere
  • Mobile & convenient 10 inch FHD IPS touchscreen
  • Boots in under 10 seconds & runs automatic updates in background
  • Unique dual-tone Ice Blue & Iron Grey design & sophisticated fabric texture on the stand cover
  • Free 12 month Google One membership that includes 100 GB of storage

Source: Amazon – Lenovo Chromebook Duet, 2-in-1

You might not even need to spend anything if you have an older laptop already lying about. Installing the equivalent of Chrome OS onto aged hardware takes less than an hour’s worth of elbow grease, and the final result often feels snappier than today’s dirt-cheap Chromebooks.

How to turn an old laptop into a Chromebook… Not only will you save money, but some older laptops have better hardware than cheap Chromebooks—making this project a double win.

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