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using a powerbook a second monitor?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    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


    Powerbook doesn't have a VGA or a DVI in... so I think its pretty safe to say no...
  3. macrumors 65816


    definetly not....
    IMHO.. ;-)
  4. macrumors 603


    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.
  5. macrumors 68040


    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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