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This is going to sound stupid, especially here on overclock but here it goes.

So I have a pretty nice Sager laptop and what I want to do is hook up a monitor and keyboard to it and just use that instead of the laptop screen/keyboard.

Well why don't I have a desktop? Good question. I don't have the money for that right now but I'm hoping to just hook up a nice monitor and keyboard to my laptop and just use that.

My concerns are these:

- Can I have my laptop on me the screen closed and still use it with a monitor and keyboard hooked up?

- Which output should I use? DVI? HDMI? Display port? (my laptop has all three)

Then the question of which monitor to get but obviously this subforum isnt the place for that.


Any input is greatly appreciated, that you everyone! thumb.gif
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Yes it's possible to have the laptop run with the lid closed, just go to Power Options > Change Plan Settings >Change advanced power settings > Power buttons and lid.

Then in the screen resolution interface, you can just set the desktop to be on the external monitor instead of the laptop monitor.

If you're just going 1080p or 1200p, any of those will do, whatever spare cables you have laying around. I personally like HDMI just because I despise screwing in the screws on DVI connections and I usually have some laying around.

Also, I suggest this monitor, I use(d) it on one of my computers for almost a year and had no problems.
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Originally Posted by buffsportsman View Post

Yes it's possible to have the laptop run with the lid closed, just go to Power Options > Change Plan Settings >Change advanced power settings > Power buttons and lid.

Then in the screen resolution interface, you can just set the desktop to be on the external monitor instead of the laptop monitor.

If you're just going 1080p or 1200p, any of those will do, whatever spare cables you have laying around. I personally like HDMI just because I despise screwing in the screws on DVI connections and I usually have some laying around.

Also, I suggest this monitor, I use(d) it on one of my computers for almost a year and had no problems.

thanks for the response!
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thanks for the response!

No problem, don't forget to rep thumb.gif
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