laptop dual mode?


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Hi,

What devices would I require to make my laptop connected to an external monitor?

1. Monitor.
2. Keyboard and mouse.
3. speakers.
4. HDMI cable.

Care to add...

Thanks.
 
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Hdmi cable, and an external monitor. You could add a wireless keyboard/mouse
If the monitor doesn't have inbuilt speakers than you will need them.
 

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Hdmi cable, and an external monitor. You could add a wireless keyboard/mouse

Care to suggest brands?

Multi usb charger?

Thanks.
 

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Yes

If you do not want to use the ones on the laptop.

Yes.
Also. depending on how many monitors, a special dock.

Single 27inch monitor.

Care to share a e.g. for a special dock?

Thanks.
 

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Would 1 monitor function at a time?

And while using the desktop , laptop's lid be closed?

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Would 1 monitor function at a time?

And while using the desktop , laptop's lid be closed?

Thanks.
Leaving the lid up will help in the cooling of your laptop while in use.
 

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Assuming the laptop has an HDMI output....

Also, leaving the lid open on the laptop you can either duplicate monitors, extend, or select a single monitor either the built-in display or the external monitor.
 

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Do not need one if using one monitor. Just plug it into the HDMI.
Is this an actual computer or a TV. Many TV's do not have a good resolution for text.

It's a desktop monitor.

Can a TV be used as a external monitor, if yes which is a good brand and what should be it's specs?

Thanks.
 

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Thunderbolt dock will work with a single USB-C cable (if your laptop supports such use, and it should if it's 3 years old or newer) and provide support for keyboard, mouse, monitor, storage and more -- including charging. I strongly recommend buying a Thunderbolt 3 or 4 rated cable for such use to avoid restricting bandwidth in use. I plunked ?US$48? (somewhere in that cost range) down for a Thunderbolt 4 cable and it makes all the difference in the world. I've had best luck with Belkin and Anker docks personally, but I read great things about the CalDigit Element hub. Here's a link to a good representative review from this year: The best Thunderbolt docks for your laptop in 2022.
HTH,
--Ed--

PS: I've got my wife's SFF Dell Optiplex 7080 Micro (10th gen i-7/integrated GPU/ hooked up to keyboard, mouse, monitor, and storage) hooked up using a Belkin Thunderbolt 3 hub and it works like a champ for her. Ran a Lenovo X12 Hybrid Tablet in similar wise for 6 months and it likewise worked great, and did get the benefit of USB-C charging plus all the other stuff.
 

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Thunderbolt dock will work with a single USB-C cable (if your laptop supports such use, and it should if it's 3 years old or newer) and provide support for keyboard, mouse, monitor, storage and more -- including charging. I strongly recommend buying a Thunderbolt 3 or 4 rated cable for such use to avoid restricting bandwidth in use. I plunked ?US$48? (somewhere in that cost range) down for a Thunderbolt 4 cable and it makes all the difference in the world. I've had best luck with Belkin and Anker docks personally, but I read great things about the CalDigit Element hub. Here's a link to a good representative review from this year: The best Thunderbolt docks for your laptop in 2022.
HTH,
--Ed--

PS: I've got my wife's SFF Dell Optiplex 7080 Micro (10th gen i-7/integrated GPU/ hooked up to keyboard, mouse, monitor, and storage) hooked up using a Belkin Thunderbolt 3 hub and it works like a champ for her. Ran a Lenovo X12 Hybrid Tablet in similar wise for 6 months and it likewise worked great, and did get the benefit of USB-C charging plus all the other stuff.

Thanks, appreciate your expert advice.
Best regards!
 

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