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hey ocn.

i was wondering if i can plug my Samsung LCD monitor into my laptop and use it as an extension to my screen and not just clone my laptop's screen.

thanks, Anthony
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Yes you can. How you do it depends on your OS, version, and what software you use. If you have Windows, you can change it in screen resolution. You can also use Nvidia Control Panel or AMD Vision Engine Control Center.
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You should be able to. I hook up my laptop to my LG HDTV and my Acer monitor all the time, whether it be HDMI, VGA or otherwise. I can extend my screen, duplicate, have my laptop screen turned off so that I can close it and just use the monitor, etc.

It's really nice if you want a large screen at home but don't have a desktop to devote.

Also: I found out that if your laptop has more than one video port (HDMI and VGA for example) you can hook up your laptop to TWO monitors, which can be quite fun
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Thread Starter 
thanks guys i got it
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