Intel Wireless Display - What is it?

Posted on 2012-08-20
Last Modified: 2012-08-25
I just assembled a computer with an I7 3770K using an Intel DZ68DB motherboard.
There is no WiFi installed. Works fine.

The processor specs say the I7 has Intel Wireless Display.

First, what can I do with Wireless Display? Can it do a wireless display of the normal computer screen? Does it substitute for the cable? Any limits on what it can be used for? Most of the stuff I find talks about TV, movies, pictures. Not sure if that is marketing or a real constraint. Will it handle the web, Excel, and word processor stuff as well?

What do I need to make it work? Will a garden variety PCI wireless card work?
What goes on the monitor so it can receive?

Recommendations for hardware that works well with this?

A wireless screen is all new to me, so any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Question by:Elliot123
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    by:Evan Cutler
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    Intel's Wireless Display is also known as WiDi (  It's not a feature of the processor, but requires a combination of specific Core processors, Intel HD graphics, Intel Centrino wireless and Intel software installed.  You also need a receiver for the TV.

    It's nothing that you couldn't have already done using a wireless VGA transmitter and receiver

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