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Can I use the TC1000 as a monitor for my de
02-25-2003, 05:00 AM
Can I use the TC1000 as a monitor for my desktop PC?
If not, are there PCMCIA cards that will let me?
02-25-2003, 05:28 AM
you can certainly use remote desktop, if that's what you mean.
02-25-2003, 05:36 AM
Well, I was hoping to beable to dump my CRT monitor in the bin and use the TC1000 (plug it into my video card) and when i'm on the go unplug it and use it as a tablet pc.
Can I do that?
02-25-2003, 06:41 AM
Well, you can't do exactly what you are trying to do, but there are software apps that will let you run one PC from another via a network connection (XP comes with the Remote Desktop connection). That is what thetadoc was suggesting I believe. However, I just don't think you will be happy with the process. I am not aware of an mainstream product that allows you to do this, anything you may find in is probably somewhat radical...
02-25-2003, 09:15 AM
If you mean what I think...probably NO... If you are wanting to get rid of the monitor presently attached to your regular desktop PC and connect the desktop box to the TC1k and use the TC1k display as your monitor.. Dont believe you can do that, not am I aware of any 'add ons' that would accomplish it. if the tablet is on...you will get what it has...and not what the desktop is trying to feed..I would be very surprised if there is a way to do this
02-25-2003, 10:18 AM
You might take a look a the Viewsonic Air-Panel or other "smart display". Smart Displays are new units that do pretty much whet you are talking about. But the display isn't a true Tablet PC. It simply uses remote desktop to remote control your desktop over 802.11b when it disconnects. It can not work as a stand-a-lone device.
I hope this helps,
02-25-2003, 04:28 PM
hrmm, wouldn't it just need a video in port?
I thought I read about using TPC's as a second monitor, maybe I was getting it mixed up with a Smart Display.
Ah well, I hope compaq think about it for their next model.
cheers for the help any way.
02-25-2003, 05:29 PM
I don't know if it was a commerically available program or was it a custom made job, but my old community college has a computer lab that the main computer up front for the professor/lecturer can control what display over the audiences/students' computers. the other alt. is get a pcmcia video card with video in port.
02-26-2003, 02:24 AM
If you have the docking station for the TC1000 then I know you can drag applications and data between the two displays, which is just an extended display, so you might be able to with this attachment. Although I'd HIGHLY suggest you utilize your built in WiFi capability and WindowXP's built in Remote Desktop application. That's what it's there for.
03-03-2003, 01:52 AM
A very good alternative to RemoteDesktop is VNC, its free, open source and cross platform and is very easy to set up. I had a lot of trouble actually getting RemoteDesktop to work :-(
You can find info on VNC at:
You could then just have the tablet logged into your other PC all the time, and use it as a screen.
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