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Old 03-24-2008, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am contemplating having a docking station setup for my Acer TravelMate 4202 laptop. Getting the keyboard and mouse is easy enough (just USB connections). The problem arises here:
I want to buy a 22" widescreen monitor (which uses a 1680x1050 resolution), but I am not sure if my laptop can support a resolution that high. Can anyone please advise if it will work.

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Hello,

Your laptop (which has Intel GMA 950 graphics) supports a maximum resolution of 2048x1536. However, I'm not sure whether the particular resolution of that monitor is supported.
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As long as you have up do date drivers you should be fine. It's a standard widescreen resolution, I can't think of any reason it wouldn't work.
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Thank you to both of you for the helpful replies. I am going to go to a computer store with my laptop today and see if they will let me plug my laptop into one of their demo 22" monitors to test. Will let u guys know what happens. In the meantime, if anyone else knows anything about this, please post.
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a simple right click on desktop (and depending on graphics drivers) just go to display>to monitor, easy as pie
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pie .... drooool
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