Can I view the image on my laptop simultaneously with the projector?
Yes. Try the following.
If you're using a PC notebook:
Press the function key that lets you display on an external monitor. It may have an icon such as , or it may be labeled CRT/LCD. Allow a few seconds for the projector to sync up after changing the setting. Check your notebook's manual or online help for details.
On most systems, the key lets you toggle between the LCD screen and the projector, or display on both at the same time.
Depending on your computer's video card, you might need to use the Display utility in the Control Panel to make sure that both the LCD screen and external monitor port are enabled. See your computer's documentation or online help for details.
If you're using Macintosh OS X:
Select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Display or Displays.
Click Detect Displays.
Do one of the following:
Mac OS X 10.6: Click Show displays in the menu bar.
Other versions of Mac OS X: Make sure the VGA Display or Color LCD dialog box is selected. Click the Arrangement or Arrange tab and make sure the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.