Connect Laptop and Monitor screen?

DaylenTriviQ

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Hello! I recently got a new PC to replace my old laptop. I still use my laptop for school/surfing the web, so I have it next to my monitor.

My request is that I want to be able to connect the screens in a way where I can decide which screen I am using, so I can use my mouse and keyboard for both. I also still want my monitor to be connected to my PC, so is their a way to do this wireless?

Thanks!

-Daylen
 

USAFRet

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Ah....
That you cannot do. The laptop would need HDMI IN. Which is almost certainly does not have.
 

USAFRet

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You wish to use the laptop as a laptop, and the PC is a PC, and just control one or the other from the same keyboard/mouse?

A KVM switch is made for this:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=kvm
 

DaylenTriviQ

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In reality, I guess my real desire is to have my laptop act as a secondary monitor. It's already next to my regular monitor 24/7 except for when I take it on the go, but besides that I just want it to act as a second monitor. It would be more helpful for me.
 

USAFRet

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Ah....
That you cannot do. The laptop would need HDMI IN. Which is almost certainly does not have.
 

DaylenTriviQ

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Ahh. Ok. Thanks for confirming! I would have been struggling for days trying to figure out! Although I am disappointed it's not possible :(
 
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