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7,049 posts
msg #78226
Ignore karennma
8/29/2009 12:46:40 PM

Okay guys.
I just got my 10" netbook. The one I referred to as "very affordable".
You can't see jack on this thing.
The WORSE thing you can get for charts.
Just PAY the extra money for a large screen.

7,049 posts
msg #78227
Ignore karennma
8/29/2009 12:59:54 PM

Well ... okay!
With my GLASSES on, it's not so bad.

2,817 posts
msg #78230
Ignore chetron
8/29/2009 1:52:23 PM


622 posts
msg #78245
Ignore luc1grunt
8/29/2009 10:19:47 PM

2 19's on the pc running DSL and a laptop with air card for additional needs.

7,049 posts
msg #78336
Ignore karennma
8/31/2009 9:29:25 AM

For anyone thinking of getting one of these netbooks because they're cheap, DON'T!
You can't do anything significant on these little things.
The keyboard is very small so you can't type fast, and the screen is too small to see charts.
You're better off just buying an adapter and a large screen ... and it's cheaper in the long run!

43 posts
msg #78340
Ignore DLB7
8/31/2009 10:12:17 AM

Two, but only using one (24") most of the time. Bought an Acer 24" from Staples, simply fabulous. Cheaper and way better than my Dell 20". Look at the back of your PC. If you have 2 slots you can run 2 screens without a new video card. I am not a geek but found an understandable video on how to do this on an internet search. Also tried a 32" flat screen TV, no good for chart reading, must have a PC monitor.

7,049 posts
msg #78342
Ignore karennma
8/31/2009 10:20:04 AM

I'm gonna move my CPU and try to find those "slots".
Where are they in the back?
Are they color-coded?

43 posts
msg #78354
Ignore DLB7
8/31/2009 11:34:34 AM

This one shows what the plugs should look like on the back of your PC.

I Googled this, you do need to set things up once you have dual monitors:

There is another video out there showing what to look for, but I'm heading out of town so can't look. This told us to look for the plugs as shown above. If these plugs are in place (usually are in a newer PC, although ours is several years old) you already have the right card for a second monitor. Then, as in our case, all you need is the right adaptor and cables. We bought this stuff at Comp USA. We had also previously added extra RAM for photography work.

Best advice: Buy an Acer 24" screen and set this up in place of your existing screen. You may not want anything more. Make sure you can return it if you don't like it. I really shopped this and am very happy. It's sharp and very clear. Some screens have a lot of reflective glare so watch out for that. The room gets quite hot with 2 PCs on, so I switch the 24" and 20" screens off when not in use.

My PC supplier had all the info on my 3 x PCs and said on the phone that I needed all kinds of extra stuff. When I asked to do this via email ( I wanted a record as I don't really understand this stuff) they cut me short, so beware. It turned out that I already had everything I needed built into my existing PC per the first link above.

If all else fails go to your local geek shop and pay for the right stuff, it'll save you a lot of time and frustration.

Best of luck, again I am no geek but just found the info I needed on the internet, Staples & Comp USA.


43 posts
msg #78355
Ignore DLB7
8/31/2009 11:44:33 AM

Also look in the help file of your PC for dual monitor connection info. When we found this all the pieces of the puzzle came together.

7,049 posts
msg #79036
Ignore karennma
9/11/2009 10:31:06 AM

I had to send back my netbook.
Totally USELESS!

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