Great Use for an iPad - Duet Display

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    If you are a Windows 10 user, especially smaller screens like Surface Pro, Duet Display in the App store lets you convert your iPad into a second monitor for your Windows device. Here I have my lowly iPad Mini 4 attached (thanks to a nice little device called "Mountie") - I would imagine a 9.7" (Air, Air 2, new iPad) would work even better as the second screen.

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    Not sure if Mountie and the iPad 9.7/Surface Pro 4 would work together, given the added weight of the iPad 9.7, but it would give you nearly same screen on both. However, I like just using the iPad Mini 4 in portrait mode for looking at a second document (makes cut & past or drag and drop nearly hassle free) or a research window, or as here, keeping an eye on all you ruffians...

    UPDATE - forgot to mention it connects your iPad to the SP4 through the lightning cable using Duet Display on the iPad and a video driver on the SP4. You can use your display properties to adjust the positioning, and the video driver handles switching from portrait to landscape. Saw virtually no lag between the screens, unlike a similar wireless solution that requires both devices be on the same wireless network.
     
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    Marty Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    You have performed the "forbidden pairing"...what's next, more blasphemy like a Galaxy Tab S3 on the right? :D

    Might as well take that triple monitor setup on the go, eh? ;)
     
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  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    With a bit of luck they'll produce the Surface Air as offspring! :p
     
  4. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Probably sooner than MS will....:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, Duet Display does not support multiple monitors...yet...
     
  6. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    If you want to test it, you can install DisplayLink software and connect an Android tablet or just a USB monitor. But to be honest I suspect Duet Display and DisplayLink might not be able to co-exist.
     
  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I had sen enough warnings about Duet Display scrambling Windows setups so I think one is enough for now. It has worked well, no hiccups, so no need to test my luck.
     
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    I noticed there was not any free version available. But I suppose it might be worth 1 500 yen just to show of Windows on my iPad Pro.
     
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Purchased an iTunes Card but before registering that I took another look at the app. Seems there are upgrades to Pro and Pro Tablet. Anyone know what those upgrades bring, IOW what are the restrictions in the regular paid (!) app?

    Interesting business model, first sell it and the charge twice as much for an upgrade. Do that on Android and someone will put a contract on your sorry ass.

    I also noticed that the Japanese buyers who gave it one star complained that it didn't work with W10 after Creators Upgrade.
     
  10. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    To my understanding those two should be the same thing.
    The upgrade is subscription based, so it's 20 a year and it allows to use the iPad Pro as a Cintiq. Don't know how good that is, it's probably a useless feature around here. :D
     
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