Using Laptop as Desktop
Currently, I own 2 systems:
- Desktop, 4 years old, Dell Dimension 3000, Windows XP SP3, Pentium 4 3.0 GHz, 1 GB Mem, 80 GB HD, Dual CD/DVD drive
- Laptop, 3 months old, Acer Aspire 6530, Windows 7 upgrade over Vista, AMD Athlon X2, 3 GB Mem, 250 GB HD, CD/DVD Drive
Bought the laptop to use other areas of house and occasional outside of house. I figured I'd start looking upgrading desktop..then figured, "Why don't I use laptop as my desktop?"
Already have Acer 22" Monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, printer, etc.
Is it as simple as getting, let's say, a 7 port USB hub, plugging all desktop peripherals in there, and simply plugging laptop in and out of the hub as needed? Any downside of using laptop as desktop? Is laptop powerful enough?
And is there a tutorial of settings I'd need to configure in Windows 7 to make this happen or is it much simpler than I'm making it? Will I have to adjust setting every time I take laptop out of hub, i.e. is it a real nuisance to set it up this way?
Thanks for help......