I just bought a Dell U2713HM for its native resolution of 2500 x 1400. But when I plug it into my ThinkPad E520 with Intel(R) HD 3000 graphics chip, I'm only offered 1900 x 1100 resolution (for which I probably could have gotten a much cheaper monitor). Do I have any options?
If you are using a VGA cable, then the max resolution is 1920x1200. If you are connecting via HDMI, DisplayPort or a Dual Linked DVI port (very unlikely on a laptop), then you should get the full resolution.
I don't think that HD 3000 supports 2560x1440 (assuming that you meant 2560x1400, not 2500x1400, because I've never heard of a 2500x1400 resolution and Google tells me that your monitor is 2560x1440). I could be wrong, but I don't think that it is supported by Intel HD 3000.
Thanks for the replies. I was connecting with HDMI (although Dell didn't mention the VGA limitation when I asked). Sounds like my Thinkpad just won't do the trick. I guess I'll have to get a Dell laptop to take full advantage of the monitor.
Also, VGA is not limited to 1920x1200. I've used VGA monitors at 2048x1536. That is the limit of a single VGA/D-sub connector at reasonable Hz IIRC. 1920x1200 is the limit of single link DVI-D and some versions of HDMI.