Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2421 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 64

Trusted
Telecom NZ

Topic # 92648 3-Nov-2011 11:21 Send private message

Forgive me, never used a MAC, but I'd like to, my query may appear silly. 

Can a MAC Mini be connected to a laptop, to use the laptops screen easy enough?
And keyboard/trackpad (although I doubt that)

MAC Mini seems a cheaper although not cheap way to try it?

Create new topic
Professional yak shaver
1547 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Trusted
BitSignal
Subscriber

  Reply # 540655 3-Nov-2011 11:26 Send private message

If the laptop supports running as just a monitor, then yes. But I've never seen a laptop do that.

Might be easier to just borrow a monitor and get a USB keyboard/mouse combo.




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown



2421 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 64

Trusted
Telecom NZ

  Reply # 540660 3-Nov-2011 11:37 Send private message

Yep, will do, I have a spare 22 LCD screen, would have been nice to "duo" the laptop. Tks for the reply

gzt

4134 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 156

Subscriber

  Reply # 540693 3-Nov-2011 12:54 Send private message

tdgeek: Can a MAC Mini be connected to a laptop, to use the laptops screen easy enough?
And keyboard/trackpad (although I doubt that) 


Yes, no problem. 10.4 and later have a built in VNC server for remote video, keyboard & mouse/trackpad use.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Is chorus going to deliberately slow adsl internet down
Created by rugrat, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Jul-2014 16:26 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Geekzone giveaway: Thecus N2310 NAS
Created by freitasm, last reply by nicmair on 24-Jul-2014 16:00 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


MH 17 "shot down" all dead
Created by joker97, last reply by tdgeek on 24-Jul-2014 14:34 (202 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


Huge Fuss, didn't even make it a year.
Created by networkn, last reply by Glassboy on 22-Jul-2014 19:50 (121 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Is working in IT making you less manly?
Created by dotnetdev, last reply by Dynamic on 24-Jul-2014 16:02 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


PB Computers experiences
Created by KiwiNZ, last reply by KiwiNZ on 24-Jul-2014 15:53 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Skinny's new aggressive ad campaign
Created by Yabanize, last reply by Yabanize on 22-Jul-2014 23:35 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Dell Inspiron laptop replaced mobo
Created by ScuL, last reply by gzt on 24-Jul-2014 11:32 (11 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.