connect dell 2005 monitor to dell xps USB type B

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i am trying to figure out how to connect my laptop to my monitor. i have the following monitor

https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-2005fpw/specs/

(it has a weird looking usb port) i dont think it has hdmi.

so then my XPS laptop has a USB type B that i typically use to connect to monitors

do i need a adaptor usb to DVI/VGA? i cannot find such a product doing a qquick search of amazong
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Gary CaseRetired
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Commented:
The USB ports on your monitor are simply a USB hub => one is to connect to the computer; the other 4 are simply the ports to connect other devices to through the built-in USB hub.

If you want to connect a USB port on the laptop to a display, you'll need a USB video adapter
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+video+adapter
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Commented:
in the link you posted iy mentions these connectivity  options:
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you can convert HDMI to DVI:
http://www.svideo.com/compaq1700.html
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Gary's point is he doesn't need to.  

The USB ports on the frame of the screen are connected to the XPS using a USB A-to-B cable and just become convenient additional ports.  None of the USB ports are delivering the graphics to the monitor, finnstone has a choice of VGA or DVI-D inputs to the monitor (No one uses S-video or composite for a feed from a desktop computer where there are these alternatives).

I think we ought to check the output on the XPS laptop.  If it is USB you need a USB to DVI adapter IF you want to output your graphics that way - from the model of XPS it's possible to check what your output options are - It's likely you'll have HDMI or DisplayPort of you don't have ports that match the blue VGA or white DVI ports on your monitor.
yes i have displayport. so what do i use for it?
actually its not display port. its some weird looking squareish hole
i have dell xps13
it is mini displayport
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Yes, if your output is a mini-Display Port then that adapter is indeed what is needed.

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