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Laptop as Desktop

I bought a Toshiba Satallite A305 about 2 months ago! I really enjoy the laptop but now I need a desktop type model. I would like to take my laptop and turn it into a desktop somehow. I have seen the laptop stands but I want a separate keyboard and mouse. Is it possible to hook up my laptop to a moniter and use it more as a desktop? What is my best option? Please help?!?!?!
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Re: Laptop as Desktop

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This is actually quite common in todays world of computing. You can take a CRT or LCD with a VGA cable and plug it into your laptop. You can use 2 screens at once, or use only the external display. All you would need then is a USB Keyboard and Mouse.

 

If you have PS/2 style keyboard and mice , you will need a USB to PS2 converter. 

 

Your laptop manual will show you how to enable the external monitor that you plugged in.

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Re: Laptop as Desktop

English please!!! I am not that computer literate so that all sounds greek!!!Smiley Indifferent
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Hint - there is a $99 LCD monitor being sold this Friday at Best Buys black friday sale Smiley Happy
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great deal!
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@macka wrote:
English please!!! I am not that computer literate so that all sounds greek!!!Smiley Indifferent

I apologize.

 

You know how to hook up a monitor right? On the left side of your laptop there is the same plug to hook up a monitor as there is on a desktop computer. You plug in your flat panel or big bulky square type monitor into there. its usually a cord with a blue end on it. 

 

Now for your Keyboard and mouse, your computer has what they call "USB Ports" All you need is a USB Keyboard and a USB mouse, and then you are desktop bound!

 

(Of course you have to hookup a monitor too!)

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