Laptop as a desktop monitor

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I'm not using my old laptop running on Windows 98 anymore. I'm now using a desktop with a TV-like monitor.  They say that flat screens are now available as monitors and would consume less power and space.  Forgive me if my idea would be stupid.  Can I use my laptop as a monitor for my desktop?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #116357

Laptop as a desktop monitor

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Generally, this can be done in the other way. You can use your laptop and use the desktop monitor for the display. This is because Laptop is having a VGA output and the monitor is having VGA input (Male and female connections). However, laptop’s VGA should support for the desktop monitor.  You can even use a PCMCIA video card, fix to the laptop, and use its LCD screen. However, this is very technically complicated, difficult, and expensive. You might feel like better to invest that money to buy a new computer.

If you really want to do this, you can connect Both the computers to the internet and enable the remote desktop connection. This can be done start>programmes>Accessories>Remote desktop connection

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Answered By 10 points N/A #116358

Laptop as a desktop monitor

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If your laptop supports more then one outputs then you can connect your laptop with your desktop monitor. It is easy to configure and maintain. You need to check your display settings to know does your laptop supports another monitor or not. You can then follow these steps to run your laptop on a desktop monitor.

  • Right click on your desktop and select properties.
  • Once you have properties then go to display properties.
  • One in display properties you need to go to settings tab.
  • Now see for the settings for two monitors, you will see a window like this and it confirms that your laptop supports more then one output.

 

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