Typically, a laptop computer does not have a designated speaker connection, because it already has built-in speakers. However, if you find the audio a bit lacking it is possible to plug standard desktop speakers into the line-out port. This is where you normally connect headphones to your computer, but it is possible to plug in desktop speakers.
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Plug the speakers into a power outlet if they require electricity. Most speakers that use a subwoofer do require a power connection.
Plug the speakers' 3.5mm cable into your laptop's line-out port. This is usually located on the side of your computer and has a headphone image next to it.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" then choose the speaker and hardware option.
Choose the "Advanced" feature and confirm the type of speakers you're installing. Select "Satellite" speakers if you are using the standard two speakers, or "Surround Sound" if using a surround sound set-up.
Turn up the volume on your speakers and you are ready to begin enjoying the increased audio output.
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