Laptop driving 30" @ 2560x1600

Is anyone aware of a (non Apple) laptop that can drive a 30" display at its native resolution (2560x1600)? Obviously we're talking external DVI here, not a laptop with an inbuilt 30", hehe... (the term "laptable" comes to mind... )

Or. Have anyone any experience with hooking up a "normal" (PCI-Express) to a laptop using an external enclosure of some kind (like ATi "Lasso")?

Cheers,
JHBE
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  1. If you just want to run at that res, any laptop with a decent proc and GPU can do it. If you want to game at that res you are going to need some serious horsepower ie: GeForce Go 7950 GTX. IF you want the first option get a laptop with at least an X1600 or go7600.

    Info I need to make recommendations:
    1) Screen size
    2) Price range
    3) games/apps to be used
    4)brand preference or lack of
  2. I think what he meant to say is the KillerNotebooks Executioner will NO PROBLEM!

    But seriously, what you need is a DVI-D connection.
    Feast your eyes on my 1920x1080 JVC 61"monitor being run off an Executioner through an HDMI connection: (excuse the flash burn from my poor photography skills)

    http://www.killernotebooks.com/images/logos/micro_insignia.gif
  3. Quote:
    If you just want to run at that res, any laptop with a decent proc and GPU can do it. If you want to game at that res you are going to need some serious horsepower ie: GeForce Go 7950 GTX. IF you want the first option get a laptop with at least an X1600 or go7600.

    You sure? I was under the impression that notebooks supporting a DVI-D dual-link (DL) was rare...? As opposed to a DVI-D single link, which is not uncommon.

    Quote:
    Info I need to make recommendations:
    1) Screen size
    2) Price range
    3) games/apps to be used
    4)brand preference or lack of

    1) Gotta be a 30" Apple/Dell/HP at @2560x1600 pixels. No large TV will do as the resolution is less (typically 1920x1080).
    2) Not an issue. Really.
    3) Only an inhouse developed application. Nothing very GPU intensive, certainly nothing like a modern game. Does use DirectX9 (SM3.0).
    4) No preference as such, except the more mainstream the better.
  4. Quote:
    But seriously, what you need is a DVI-D connection.

    I need a DVI-D Dual Link connection. I believe.

    Quote:
    Feast your eyes on my 1920x1080 JVC 61"monitor being run off an Executioner through an HDMI connection:
    ...

    Very nice, but wrong resolution. You drive a 30 inch at 2560x1600 pixels and I'll bring the money.

    The headline meant to say 30 inch, BTW. Seems the quotation mark fell off.
  5. Quote:
    You sure? I was under the impression that notebooks supporting a DVI-D dual-link (DL) was rare...? As opposed to a DVI-D single link, which is not uncommon.

    Okay my mistake. I wasn't aware that a dual link was needed. But then yes I think laptops with dual link will be tough to find.

    Quote:
    1) Gotta be a 30" Apple/Dell/HP at @2560x1600 pixels. No large TV will do as the resolution is less (typically 1920x1080).

    I actually meant the screen size for the laptop. Some peopl have real issues about the size of their laptops.

    Quote:
    I think what he meant to say is the KillerNotebooks Executioner will NO PROBLEM!

    Yeah... thats exactly what I meant! :lol:
  6. Yes, you need a DVI-D dual link connection.
    I should have elaborated on the dual link, I have a higher threshold of common knowledge.

    As far as the 61" 1920x1080, that is a capabilities of a 1080p TV, that was meant as a demonstration of the different things you are capable of that are out of the ordinary.

    The notebook itself can go 2560x1600 no problem.


    http://www.killernotebooks.com/images/logos/micro_insignia.gif
  7. Quote:
    The notebook itself can go 2560x1600 no problem.

    Yes! Now we're talking!

    I noticed that the Wakizachi doesn't have a DVI-D connector; is the Executioner the only option? (Have to haul this to and from work every day, a 15.4" screen is more attractive...)

    Disregarding cost for a while, would it be possible to buy a notebook with a 15.4" (1680x1050) screen (and a physical size similar to the Wakizachi) supporting an external 30" display (essentially a Wakizachi with a dual link DVI-D connector)?
  8. See PM as this is getting out of the generalities of forum posting and more into being just about K|N and sales.
  9. Will this work?

    Im looking to buy this laptop.

    Its a M570u from Clevo.

    CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo T7200 2,00GHz, 4MB, 667MT/s, Mobile "Merom"

    4096 MB DDR2 PC5300 667MHz

    17" typ: WUXGA (1920x1200)

    nVidia Corporation GeForce GO 7950 GTX - 512 MB DDR3 RAM


    And im going to use a 30" Apple Cinema Display with 2560x1600 resolution.


    Best regards


    Ive been looking like crazy for a good anwser if the Geforce go 7950 GTX can handle the big external screens, but it seems to be hard to get a good anwser.

    The pic posted earlier in this thread is the closest ive come :>
  10. Are you gaming, or only 2D light 3D?

    Gaming would require an SLi solution IMO, but for day to day use, anything with a dual-link TMDS output (DVI or HDMI) will support that resolution.
  11. Im not going to use it for gaming, so then it shoulld be ok with the Geforce go 7950 GTX?

    Think im buying it tomorrow then.

    Best regards.
  12. Where are you buying that laptop from? That's the older version of it which I thought was discontinued this summer.

    I have the same laptop, but have 2gb of RAM instead of your 4. What OS are you using BTW? A 32-bit OS won't recognize all 4, it will see something like 3.25gb.
    I can attest to the GTX's speed, you should be fine.
  13. GF7950 might be overkill, but it does appear to be dual-link DVI which is what you need. I'd personally look for a GF8600M or HD2600 equipped model, but you should be fine with that.

    If I were you, I'd ask them first to be sure, but the posts I've seen on the M570u sofar have claimed it's dual-link DVI.
  14. Can anyone confirm that this card is Dual-Link?

    For some reason this information is hard to get on the internet.
  15. I'm trying to find out for you. It doesn't say in my manual, but I have other resources that I am trying. I know the new version of that laptop, the M570ru, is dual link HDCP supported. I'll let you know if I get the answer for the M570u.
  16. Based on these pics, it looks like DVI-D:

    Single: http://www.datapro.net/products/dvi-d-single-link-digital-cable.html

    Dual: http://www.datapro.net/products/dvi-d-dual-link-digital-cable.html

    The pins and holes match up better with the second image of the DVI-D.
  17. Hi again guys.

    I decided to go with the M570ru instead from rock.

    Its supposed to be Dual-Dvi.


    Thanks for all the help.
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