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Can I leverage my desktop's video card when using my laptop?

Can I leverage my desktop's video card when using my laptop?

Really trying to think outside the box here. I have a laptop which I now use as my primary work machine. I'm really missing having multiple monitors though. Is there anyway I can leverage a video card in another pc to extend my desktop and get my multi monitor setup back?

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Guest [Entry]

You could use MaxiVista, which allows you to use another computer as a secondary monitor. This isn't just a seamless remote control like Synergy or Stardock's Multiply, but actually a second (or third, etc) monitor. Sadly, it is not free.
Guest [Entry]

"What you want is Synergy:

Install it on all the machines on your network and you can simply move your mouse pointer from one to another. Anything you open will actually be running on ""that"" machine, so it's basically a network-KVM. Very slick in practice, I use it all the time for controlling my laptop sitting next to my desktop (since I don't want to use the laptop's keyboard/mouse).

It also shares clipboard/etc between them."
Guest [Entry]

"The simple answer is No.

One way of getting multi-monitor support for a laptop is to buy a docking station. The Dell ones allow you to use the laptop's screen and an external monitor. You also get the chance to use a full sized keyboard."
Guest [Entry]

I was surprised no one had mentioned the Matrox multimonitor solution DualHead2Go. The nice thing about this solution, is that it works using your existing vga or dvi out. No need to sacrifice one of those rare USB ports on your notebook!