Published November 20, 2023
Maximize your screen to maximize your productivity: connect your laptop to one of UBIT's curved UltraWide monitors using the included HDMI or USB-C cables, available on the third floor of the Silverman Library.
To get started, connect your laptop to an available display using either the included HDMI or USB-C cable. These monitors are designed for seamless connectivity, but you still might have to adjust your laptop’s external display settings before they work with your device.
Did you know that the size of the screen you’re working on directly affects your productivity? One study shows that some people using larger monitors completed tasks 52% faster than their counterparts using smaller screens.
Larger screens reduce time spent managing open windows and increase the amount of data you can see onscreen at once. So, for example, you can take notes in OneNote while watching a Panopto recording of your class.
Being able to easily do more at once reduces stress, frees your focus and allows you to better get stuff done.
The addition of UltraWide monitors for student laptops is the direct result of UB student feedback.
In a survey of students using public computing sites in spring 2022, many told UBIT they wanted to be able to plug their laptop into a larger display, so they could be more productive while using their own devices.
There are computing sites all over campus with resources for students to get work done in between classes? Find the computing site closest to you on the UBIT website.
For help with anything tech-related at UB, contact the UBIT Help Center, online at buffalo.edu/ubit/help or by phone at 716-645-3542.