Windows Remote Desktop & laptop questions

By TopTop18
Apr 2, 2011
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  1. Hi,

    In the near future I'm going to university. For that I'll need a laptop, but I have a very small budget.
    So I was looking at the possibilities and stumbled upon the possibilities of a remote desktop connection. But I'm not sure if this will work and I can;t find enough information about it on the net.
    I got an awesome desktop at home, but if I make a remote connection to that computer from a cheap, crappy, laptop, would the connection then use the resources at the home computer or do I still need a good laptop for such a connection to work? And is there huge lag with a remote connection or is this not that bad?
    The internet speed is no problem as I've got a glassfibre copnenction at both the university and at home with speeds around 100 and 200 mbps.

    Hope you guys can help me!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,911   +203

    Remote desktop is not meant for that purpose. It is meant for technicians at a remote site work with a computer in another location to diagnose a problem
  3. TopTop18

    TopTop18 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I know it's not meant for that purpose, but i want to know if I can use it like that ;)
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,911   +203

    Accessing your home computer like that would be very clumsy and slow. If you insist, try it from a friends computer first

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