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Can you hookup a monitor to a laptop and the laptop acts as a computer tower?

asked Aug 09 '10 at 00:35

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Do VGA cables go into usb ports?

(Aug 09 '10 at 00:55) Caelan Caelan's gravatar image

No. Different interfaces.

(Aug 09 '10 at 00:59) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image
(Aug 09 '10 at 01:03) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

Try to consolidate your questions > ***http://lockergnome.net/questions/63599/is-this-dumb-laptop-question***

All you need is a Docking Station (aka. Port Replicator), and plug the external monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.

answered Aug 09 '10 at 00:44

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Yes, you just need a VGA, DVI, HDMI cable. Either one work's as long as you have that port on both your laptop and other monitor. If you have HDMI and have a little more to spend on the cord, I recommend HDMI. It will give you the best quality.

answered Aug 09 '10 at 00:44

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Yeah, but you'd have to take the screen off the computer or else that would act as the main display.

answered Aug 09 '10 at 00:38

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not really, you can change it in the display properties, well you can in windows, i have no idea about linux or mac

(Aug 09 '10 at 09:21) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Yes, if your laptop has a monitor cable (via VGA, DVI, HDMI) connection, it can act as a computer tower. In some cases, an extra monitor can act as a secondary monitor (or dual monitor).

answered Aug 09 '10 at 00:38

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edited Aug 09 '10 at 00:39

Yes you can, you will need to plug the monitor into the vga port (blue 15 pin socket) once in windows usually on a laptop you will need to press a key combination to send the video to the newly attached monitor, usually Fn + F5 or similar, look at the function keys along the top of keyboard one should have a little picture of 2 screens. You can then configure the newly attached screen in display properties.

Hope this helps

answered Aug 09 '10 at 03:25

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