How to connect two computers to one monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by SDLSteve, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. SDLSteve macrumors 6502

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    I want to hook a a mac pro and a mac mini to a 23 inch ACD. What do I need as a switch box? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

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    You need a KVM switch. A USB KVM will even allow you to connect both computers to the same monitor, keyboard and mouse and switch between computers with just the push of a button.
     
  3. OpenThirdeye macrumors member

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  4. SDLSteve thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. My intent is to run dual 23's on my mac pro but to be able to switch one over to a mac-mini when my kids want to use it. They'd have a seperate mouse/keyboard.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    usb kvm

    cheaper ones are with vga ports
    more expensive ones are with dvi ports

    Check the location of the ports.
    Some of the KVM on the market are a bit awkward in design.
     

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