First of all, your Surface has got a Micro-HDMI-port on the upper right side. HDMI: If you want to connect your tablet to a Beamer, TV or a second monitor via HDMI, you won’t have to buy the expensive adapter from Microsoft. Instead you can use any cheap micro-HDMI to HDMI-cable. (Type D to type A) With this setup you’ll get video and audio with one cable. Due to some restrictions of the modern-ui (also known as metro), your second device have to support a resolution of at least 1366x768. Some 720p/HD-ready devices don’t support this resolution via HDMI. Some of those devices (supporting 1080p input) are able to scale down and some are not. If yours is with the last ones, you maybe try the solution with a HDMI to VGA-adaptor. DVI: If your monitor has a dvi-port, you can use a HDMI to DVI-adapter, but to hear some sound you’ll have to use an additional audio-cable. VGA: In this case you can buy the original adapter from Microsoft or some 3[SUP]rd[/SUP]-party. At the time there are no real reviews about quality, but in general the signal with HDMI is better than with a SUB-D VGA-cable. Some 720p-devices are able to recognize the 1366x768 resolution on sub-d, so this maybe your chance to get surface working with your device. Like DVI, SUB-D isn’t able to transport audio, so you’ll have to connect your surface via the headphone jack. Setting up Connect your Surface with your device. Normally your Surface would recognize the second monitor instantly and try to mirror the desktop. If not: WIN+P for switching the modes or swipe from the right and tap “share”->second screen Mirroring your desktop means, that your second screen will run the same resolution as your Surface. This looks terrible on a 1080p-device, you should go for extend desktop or second screen only-option. Just tap the option or press WIN+P again and wait a second. Confirm your choice by click/tap yes on the second screen. Note: Just like on a normal windows, your surface remembers the last state of your choice, so it switches back to this the next time you’re connecting. If this causes trouble the next time, just unplug the cable or press WIN+P. Video-use: If you have a 1080p-device just use a HDMI-connection and the second screen only-option. This shuts down the surface screen, saving some battery, and is the best choice of you have a touch- or type-cover (or mouse) connected. This is important, because it’s the only way to get a mouse-pointer shown. Using the touch-screen to navigate on your second doesn’t really work that well without a real pointer. In some cases folding up your cover or pressing the power-button produces some strange stuttering while playing video, so just leave it. In general most video-apps will prevent the Surface to go into stand-by automatically. Office-use If you want to use your Surface with a second monitor for productive purposes, you can go either for the second-screen only- or the extended desktop-option. The last option has the advantage to let you use both screens, but the behavior is a little bit strange. One screen is the desktop where you can use old-school desktop or metro and the other is restricted to desktop. You can change what screen does what, but it isn’t really convincing to me. There’s room left for improvement and/or updates. If you have any questions, updates or additions, please share them with us. This is some sort of 1.0 version, so some updates/changes will appear.