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Using a laptop as a portable screen for a desktop

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
im imagining this setup.

i have a pimped-out desktop pc with quadcore, top graphics card etc. but, i use my laptop screen and keyboard to access the pc (processing power, hard drive etc) wirelessly. I dont just mean remotely, i mean direct wireless communication of nothing but video output and keyboard/mouse input. clearly this would be limited to the same room/wireless range. does anyone know if a product like this exists??
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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Not entirely sure what you mean.

But this: http://www.uvnc.com/index.html will let you control your PC over a network (wireless or otherwise) as if you were sat at it. However the connection will only be as quick as your network allows.
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There is also the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol if your Desktop PC is running Vista Ultimate (or Business/Enterprise but sounds unlikely) or Windows XP Pro or Media Center.

See Microsoft's pages on how to set it up: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx. It can work out more efficient than VNC (Virtual Network Computing, as provided by uvnc).

Both RDP and VNC do a similar job but VNC servers are available for many more systems.

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