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 Post subject: Resolution of External LCD for Laptop
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:08 pm 
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I want to use a external LCD and keyboard for a laptop. How do I figure out if the laptop (have not picked one out yet, want decent school laptop for daughter who wants to play Sims and do homework) can handle the Dell E207WFP 20.1" external monitor (native resolution is 1680x1050)?


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Just about every modern laptop will be able to handle 1680x1050 without a problem. Netbooks will probably struggle though.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:51 pm 
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So I would just attach the LCD, tell the laptop that I had a number 2 monitor and set the resolution for what the PC discovers from the PnP settings or the driver for the monitor?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:54 pm 
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daveknapp wrote:
So I would just attach the LCD, tell the laptop that I had a number 2 monitor and set the resolution for what the PC discovers from the PnP settings or the driver for the monitor?


Yeah, when you plug, if it doesn't recognize (if its non-PnP), just reboot the computer, go into display settings, and set the resolution, and drag the monitors to set the position.


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