Since many people now work from home, you may need two notches to be more productive. However, you do not need to rush to buy a new screen.
Indeed, if you have a laptop running Windows 10, you can then connect it to your PC or another laptop so that it can serve as an additional monitor.
Windows 10 offers this functionality and is easy to configure.
The connection is wireless, so it's not quite the same experience as having a second screen connected by cable, but it can be useful if you're blocked and need a solution.
Since the process uses Miracast, you could even use your TV as a 2nd screen, for this you will need the Microsoft wireless display adapter.
If you use a laptop as your main computer, you may run out of ports. However, with docking stations such as the Dell 470-Acwn, you can add USB ports and video outputs to connect monitors.
Set up a laptop as a second notch
Here is the configuration process to use your laptop as an additional screen:
- Open Parameters on the laptop which will act as a second notch.
- In the left menu, select System Projection on this PC.
- Choose your settings and find a balance between security and accessibility.
- Pass the other PC or laptop.
- Press simultaneously on the Windows keys + P and select the option at the bottom of the menu Connect a wireless display device.
- Wait until your other laptop is detected.
- Select it and choose to Duplicate (to reflect your main monitor exactly, the 2 screens will display the same content) ortender (the 2nd notch will be an extension of the 1st).
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