Is there a external graphichs adapter for 30" monitors?

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
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  1. 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.
  2. Are you connecting the laptop to the monitor via VGA?
  3. If you want to do any 3D you might think about the Asus XG station

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/01/13/ces_asus_xg_station/

    Not sure if its being sold yet, they have been talking about it for over a year now.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. I can't tell if Matrox makes anything that would work for you:
    http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/cadgis/products/home.php

    Just like rgeist554 said, they have some great products that let you do dual/tri monitors from one analogue signal, but they say max resolution is 1920x1200 per monitor.
  9. Quote:
    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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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