Connect Mac Pro & Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by halleleah, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. halleleah macrumors newbie

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    Traveling light... Is it possible to connect a Macbook Pro to a Mac Pro and use the Macbook Pro keyboard/display/USB ports with the Mac Pro running the apps and doing the processing? :confused:

    I'm hoping the MacBook Pro can be used as my external monitor and keyboard.

    Thanks for any help and suggestions!
     
  2. indiochano macrumors regular

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    why would you ever use a macbook pro as a monitor??????????????
     
  3. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    Hypothetically yes, but it would destroy the MBP's ability to be a computer
     
  4. halleleah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I definitely don't want to do that! :eek:
     
  5. halleleah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I need the Mac Pro for audio recording and was hoping to be able to use the MacBook Pro as the display instead of having to bring one on the trip. :)
     
  6. halleleah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I still need the MacBook Pro to function as a standalone when it's not connected to the Mac Pro so I don't think these will work. :( Thanks very much though!
     
  7. advres Guest

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    When you get to where you are going, go to walmart or some other big chain store, buy a monitor, use it and return it when you are done. I have had to do this to capture DV footage since I don't have a DV camera. Works like a charm!
     
  8. Ryan P macrumors regular

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    One slightly different option some members may not be aware of, which I LOVE is Synergy.

    It's a cross platform open source software, that has a new GUI interface for OS X. It lets you share a keyboard/mouse across computers, so that you can have a mouse roam from your windows box, to your MacBook, to your Macbook Pro and back. It can be a huge productivity boost. You can even do copy and paste across systems.

    You need atleast 1 display for each system though....so probably not overly help to the OP..unless you can find a small LCD to tag along with you.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/synergykm/
     

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