iPad as dual display on a PC with no wireless

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Cagle, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Cagle macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to use the iPad as a second display on a computer that doesn’t have wireless? I want to use it alongside my work pc.
     
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately, not at the moment. To start, there isn't even a second screen iPad system for windows yet. The other issue is somehow getting the video out from a PC via a wire into the iPad. Not only is this not supported, someone would have to dream up some sort of VGA (or other) to dock connector cable. I know apple sell one, but it's not for that purpose.


    Sorry to disappoint you. :(
     
  3. robinfish macrumors member

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    A second monitor for your Mac, when you're on your Grownup Computer: That's a perfect use for the 1024x768 iPad, and exactly what some apps (You can search relational apps by the google) iDisplay lets you do.
    The concept and execution are equally simple: Your iPad serves as a secondary display for your Mac (and only your Mac), by leveraging a transparent VNC server and an artificial second monitor. Run the server app on your computer, run the client app on your iPad, arrange the displays in your OS X settings, and you've got an instant second monitor.
     
  4. Cagle thread starter macrumors regular

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    For shame :eek:

    I guess I'll just have to wait to go perm for that second monitor. Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  5. xraytech macrumors 68030

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