Macbook as a second monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by striff, May 5, 2008.

  1. striff macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    Hi guys.

    I currently have a 2 monitor set up at home. My 2 monitors plug into my 2 DVI ports on my video card on my desktop.

    I want to get a macbook and take my monitor that I use as my second one out of the equation by replacing it with my macbook when I am home.

    My question is can I use my macbook as a second monitor?
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Not in hardware. The MacBook would need DVI (or equivalent) inputs to do what you're asking.

    You can get something close by using an app called ScreenRecycler, which does screen spanning via VNC - essentially turning any spare computer into a second screen, but that does mean lower image quality and slower screen refreshes.

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