using a powerbook a second monitor?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by kray, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to connect a powerbook to a powermac in such a way that, the powerbook is functioning as a second monitor for the powermac?

    Or (even better) the powerbook cound contribute some of its cpu time for distributed processes? (ala a small beowolf network)
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    ZildjianKX

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    Powerbook doesn't have a VGA or a DVI in... so I think its pretty safe to say no...
     
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    maradong

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    definetly not....
    IMHO.. ;-)
     
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    shadowfax

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    there is no video input at all on a powerbook, and definitely no way of making it share CPU loads, unless you want to set up a network between the 2 and use a program to make them render collectively. but that would just be for that one program. you need some XServes if you wanna do that sort of thing though, man.
     
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    tazo

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    Re: using a powerbook a second monitor?

    That is kind of an expensive 2nd monitor when a 100 dollar 17'' CRT would suffice :D
     

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