PC into powerbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Rob587, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

    Rob587

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    Is it possible to plug a desktop PC into a powerbook so that I would be able to use the 17" screen as my display?
     
  2. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    No.

    EDIT: In response to below... yeah, if you got a PC card with video-in but then it wouldn't truly be broadcasting to the LCD... but rather be windowed... so yes, it will look like crap :D
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Well, yes, but it would look like crap and probably have massive lag.
     
  4. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    Nope....but that begs several questions. Do you already own both computers? 'Cause if all you want is a 17" Apple display for your PC, it's easier to just buy the display. And if you already have the PC, don't you have a display for it? And if you already have the Powerbook, what's on the PC that you can't do on the Powerbook instead? :confused:
     
  5. cursorx macrumors newbie

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    Well said. Gotta go for the oscars :D
     

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