1. TechmeIN64's Avatar
    I have been considering getting the Surface 3 to use in class as an electronic notepad of sorts, as well as for general consumption use. I also have an ultrabook running W10, and when I'm at home I like to work using an external monitor. Obviously I can't lug a monitor to the library, but I was hoping maybe the Surface 3 would be able to serve that purpose when I work there. I know that there are Android and iOS apps that turn a tablet into a monitor, but are there any that do the same for Windows? The app can be a Store app or for the desktop, no matter.
    09-14-2015 12:21 PM
  2. stevesu's Avatar
    I'm not sure I understand your question fully.
    I volunteer as a techie at my daughter's school and the teachers use the Surface in class and they can project to a Smart board. I use the Surface at work and I use an external monitor with it. I have, in the past, used software to project my phone to my Windows computer (like what you said about android/ios). However I'm sure you wouldn't want to use a phone as a computer when you'd have the Surface, which is a better computer than the phone.
    09-14-2015 12:35 PM
  3. TechmeIN64's Avatar
    I am wondering if I could use the surface as an external display for my more powerful laptop.
    09-15-2015 06:20 AM
  4. stevesu's Avatar
    I don't think so.
    My educated guess - It works like audio...you would need a video in port, of which there is none.
    09-15-2015 12:59 PM

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