20" iMac and laptop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmk229, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. jmk229 macrumors member

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    Can I use my Dell Lattitude D630 as a secondary monitor for my iMac? The port on my laptop is a VGA.

    Is this possible? if so what kind of cord would I need?
     
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  3. jmk229 thread starter macrumors member

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    An ethernet cable will allow me to transfer video from my iMac to my laptop?

    I am looking to run lets say Word on my iMac and open Excel off my iMac, but viewable on my laptop.
     
  4. jmk229 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I see the link? So if I bought a new MBP I could use my iMac as a secondary screen with this program?

    Does anyone have experience using it?
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    An ethernet cable is not strictly necessary, only a network connection of some sort, including wireless. In my experience, it needs a wired connection to keep the frame rate high enough for the system to be usable.

    Yes. The second display can be any system that supports a VNC client. I've even used my iPod for the purpose, although the lag is pretty bad.

    No. That's why I suggested it and am now giving you detailed information on what it can be used for.
     

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