Possible to use MBP as a monitor for PC?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by glocke12, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    Probably dreaming here, but is there anyway to do hook up a dell desktop to my MBP and use the MBP as a monitor?
  2. mcbeej macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2007
    No, you can't directly input an external video feed into a laptop.

    What you can do is use somthing like VNC and operate your PC from the Macbook, with it's screen appearing on the laptop accordingly.
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    did this the other night useing Ultra VNC (on the XP machine) and Chicken of the VNC on my MBP (worked pretty good, but dont expect quick graphics rendering though, windows desktop stuff is fine, but forget gaming)

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