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Old 04-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Using laptop as extended monitor?

I have a desktop running windows vista and I want to use my windows 7 laptop as an extended monitor. My card has the capabilities for it as I have used my tv as a secondary before... Any guidance.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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If you are not handy with electronics you will need an application if you want to do this but it might be cheaper and simpler just to buy a second monitor. Old CRT monitors can often be had for free if you are willing to haul them away.

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I'll say that typically most laptops aren't setup to work as external monitors like a TV or monitor is. But that doesn't mean it's not possible. Most of what I've seen involves some software like MaxVista to be installed on both, which is $40. Before doing that I'd just throw that $40 at an LCD panel. You can score at least a 17" for not much more than that. Your laptop is not going to offer a big screen and it likely won't line up well. I use a 24" panel w/my 17" laptop and it feels like two monitors rather than an extended desktop; that's fine for my work.
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