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  1. nettyiam

    nettyiam Thread Starter

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    Buying daughter a notebook for school (friends recommended Dell or Toshiba).
    Question is: Can another monitor, keyboard & mouse be docked to the notebook so she can save the screen? Wants to use computer processor not screen when she doesn't have to. Does this make sense?
    Thanks
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    Yes you can.

    Check the connectors on the laptop when you are shopping.

    Most have a connector in the back for an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

    Some may not have PS/2 type connectors for the mouse or keyboard, in which case you would just use a USB type keyboard or mouse as most laptops come with at least 2 USB connectors these days.
     
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    Wow that was fast..thanks so much for your info. Anything else I should know about besides locking it to her waste LOL!
     
  4. JSanguancheu

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    Well, if she's going to take it to college make sure you get a security cable for the laptop.

    All laptops come with a hole in one of the corners for a cable to fit through so you can lock laptop down to a desk or something.

    Better yet, lock in a desk drawer if possible.

    Also, make sure she knows not to leave her door unlocked when she goes out, ever, even for a quick trip to the bathroom.

    Laptops 'disappear' quite often in the dorms.
     
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