How to Combine Two Laptops Using a Video Capture Device

Whether you are a busy professional or a busy parent, it’s not uncommon to have more than one computer on hand. This can be very convenient if your primary laptop dies or you want to work while you travel. You can use a video capture device to connect two laptops and use the second one as a second screen for your primary laptop.

Using a video capture device to connect two laptops allows you to have an extra display on your primary laptop, enabling you to work while you are away from it or share your screen in a PowerPoint Presenter View. You can also use the second laptop as a shared screen in virtual meetings on Teams or Zoom.

It’s important to note that you can only combine two laptops if the hard drives and RAM of both computers are the same or compatible. This is because most CPUs are soldered to the motherboard and it would be a major undertaking to swap out the CPUs in order to combine them. In addition, this is also not a good option for older machines that may have limited storage space or have other compatibility issues that would prevent you from combining the laptops together.