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Switch Between Laptop and Mini-PC?

Postby equipment » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:23 pm

Is there a hardware solution to switch between Laptop (Windows 8 CP) and Mini-PC (Linux) for the sole reason of using the same keyboard and display?

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Re: Switch Between Laptop and Mini-PC?

Postby AlbertP » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:48 am

How do you mean "switching"? You want to use the same monitor and keyboard/mouse for both computers? In that case you need a KVM switch.
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Re: Switch Between Laptop and Mini-PC?

Postby equipment » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:59 am

I found a switch box for VGA.

Do you have recommendations for a switch box for USB?

I intend to plug the keyboard and mouse to a USB adapter and then the USB adapter to the USB switch box.

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Re: Switch Between Laptop and Mini-PC?

Postby AlbertP » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:40 am

There are combined "KVM" switches for both USB and VGA for that (though most of them have VGA and 2x PS/2 instead). Belkin has some good ones. There also exist switches that don't correctly pass the monitor's maximum resolution or try to mess up with the refresh rate, however.
But indeed, separate USB switches also exist.
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