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Is there a external graphichs adapter for 30" monitors?

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February 22, 2008 1:45:59 PM

I have just bought a Samsung 305T 30 inch monitor and would like to use it on my laptop.

It does not support 2560x1600 resolution so I would like to know if there are external solutions availible that can pull this off.

Thanks
February 22, 2008 2:00:22 PM

I believe Matrox has some external solutions capable of 1920x1200 on a single screen or multi-screen setups, but I haven't seen anything external that can project resolutions like that on a single screen.
February 22, 2008 2:13:40 PM

Are you connecting the laptop to the monitor via VGA?
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February 22, 2008 2:40:23 PM

MSI seems to be working on their own external graphics solution dubbed "Luxium".

-Wolf sends

Edit: Both the XG Station and the Luxium require an available PC ExpressCard slot on your laptop, so if you don't have one, you're prolly out of luck.
February 22, 2008 3:15:06 PM

starcraftfanatic said:
Are you connecting the laptop to the monitor via VGA?


Currently I am connicting the laptop to a 20" widescreen Philips using VGA.
The computer I hav does not have DVI or HDMI output but appart from that I am happy with the laptop I have.
February 22, 2008 3:22:21 PM

Wolfshadw said:
MSI seems to be working on their own external graphics solution dubbed "Luxium".

-Wolf sends

Edit: Both the XG Station and the Luxium require an available PC ExpressCard slot on your laptop, so if you don't have one, you're prolly out of luck.


I do have an availible ExpressCard but I canæ't seem to find any of the availible products for sale.
February 22, 2008 3:28:46 PM

rgeist554 said:
I believe Matrox has some external solutions capable of 1920x1200 on a single screen or multi-screen setups, but I haven't seen anything external that can project resolutions like that on a single screen.


This solution is obviously not good enough.
February 22, 2008 3:38:27 PM

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This solution is obviously not good enough.


Hey, just giving you some ideas of the closest thing possible atm. As you've seen, there aren't many products for sale. Also, to my knowledge unless you've got 512MB of VRAM then you won't be able to get up to 2560x1600.
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February 22, 2008 3:38:34 PM

theBH said:
I have just bought a Samsung 305T 30 inch monitor and would like to use it on my laptop.

It does not support 2560x1600 resolution so I would like to know if there are external solutions availible that can pull this off.

Thanks



You have to have DVI-Link anyways to support this resolution. So that means a video card with dual DVI outputs. You are screwed to get this monitor for a laptop. Did you buy this monitor just for your laptop? If so return it and get a 24" which WILL run on your laptop VGA output.


PS you need a powerful vid card to run a 30" monitor. I doubt your laptop could even handle it.
February 22, 2008 3:43:34 PM

Thanks, I just had to try and find something.

I will have to decide between keeping the laptop and get a 24" monitor or keep the 30" monitor and upgrade to a desktop computer.
February 22, 2008 4:06:05 PM

A 30" monitor would require a SLI rig to run at max graphics and still have some speed. I am sure you could do simple things like word/excel/browse no problem if you can get it hooked up.

I think your choice is an obvious one, that laptop simply can not run that monitor with any real efficiency.
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