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Connecting 2-3 laptops to a single monitor and keyboard

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I have 2 laptops and need to use both at all times. Whats the best setup to use a common keyboard and a large screen monitor to access both laptops?

Also if I have a 3rd device, say, a desktop, what else should i be doing?

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Actually, I'd use remote desktop (RDP).  I use both RDP and KVM's.  I like the freedom of RDP unless I really need to be interfacing with the hardware.
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It depends on what you use them for.  RDP has its uses ... for live systems.  I use an 8-port KVM in my office for OS installations and server configurations ... KVM is the only alternative here.
For the laptops, a KVM isn't necessary because they do have keyboard, mouse, and monitor.  If they add a desktop, I'd connect the keyboard, mouse and monitor to the desktop then use RDP.  Or, consider KVM if I had multiple desktops.
a 4 port KVM switch would be your best option and is not that expensive. you can toggle between the different systems quite easily from your keyboard.
A D-Link 4 port USB kvm switch like this one DKVM-4U should work for you.
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