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Old 02-12-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm thinking of getting one of those All-in-One computers where the entire computer and monitor are built into one unit.

What I'm interested in knowing is, do these computers typically have VGA inputs where you can use it as a monitor from another computer? I have a work laptop that I currently connect to a separate monitor, so I want to know if I would be able to connect it to the all-in-one and use that as "monitor only" some of the time. I don't have room for the all-in-one plus a separate monitor.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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VGA input? Probably not.
I know some of the Samsung AIO's have HDMI in/out so you can probably use that.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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on iMacs, you can use various adapters to connect an external VGA/SVGA monitors to the firewire port or display port (on older iMacs)
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Research some more

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if I would be able to connect it to the all-in-one and use that as "monitor only" some of the time.
Not typical.
Research whatever you think about buying. Thoroughly.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I'm certain most have an HDMI input for an external monitor. VGA will be obsolete soon.
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:18 PM
 
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Dell AIO units typically have HDMI output so in case something is wrong or you want additional screening capability you can connect another display.
But that will not work for you, what you need is VGA/DVI/HDMI input which, I imagine, would not be common.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Maybe

Acer's latest all-in-one doubles as a 27-inch touch monitor and Android PC
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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I'm certain most have an HDMI input for an external monitor. VGA will be obsolete soon.
That would be an output, not an input.
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