I'm running an XP laptop with a 1920x1200 screen. I keep the laptop closed on a shelf and have a 24 inch 1920x1200 monitor, a keyboard, and mouse on my desk. I have an extra identical 24" monitor that I am not currently using.
I have to teach someone some accounting stuff on the computer. I know I can take the laptop off the shelf and work on that while my student is looking at the 24" monitor. That would work just fine but would require moving a whole lot of stuff around, and the laptop screen is pretty small.
What I would rather do is split the output to the 24" monitor I am using so the student could be looking at the extra 24" monitor and I wouldn't have to use the laptop screen. There is only the one video output socket on the laptop or I could just plug the second monitor right in.
So my question is: can I buy a splitter that would allow me to feed 2 identical monitors? Is this even possible?
(the student cannot sit on my lap so we can both see the same monitor