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Thread: Satellite L555-10R: Question about usage of external monitor with 1920x1200

  1. Satellite L555-10R: Question about usage of external monitor with 1920x1200
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    Hi,

    I have this toshiba laptop: L555-10R

    I want to buy a 24" external screen to use it for CAD

    Please can you tell me, will my graphics card cope with running the monitor at 1920 x 1200 and simultaneously having my laptop as a second screen at 1600 x 900?

    I really want the 1200 vertical height of the external monitor for cad work as screen size vertically makes a big difference.

    If not, is there anything I can do about it to upgrade the graphics card in the laptop?

    If not, can you suggest a new laptop that would support this? I am looking for excellent performance for doing rendering using 3DS Max, autocad, sketchup etc

    thank you in advance
    Christopher

  2. Re: Satellite L555-10R: Question about usage of external monitor with 1920x1200
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    > Please can you tell me, will my graphics card cope with running the monitor at 1920 x 1200 and simultaneously having my laptop as a second screen at 1600 x 900?

    I think this should not be a big problem…
    The graphic chip should provide the support for 1920 x 1200.
    The question is if the graphic card driver contains such special resolution of 1920 x 1200…

    However, you can definitely choose two different resolutions for internal display and external monitor.

  3. Re: Satellite L555-10R: Question about usage of external monitor with 1920x1200
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    Hi
    thanks for your reply. I know that two different resolutions can be chosen for the laptop screen, and the larger 24" screen - but there is usually a maximum that the graphics card / driver will allow. EG if I choose 1920 x 1200 for the large screen, it may not allow me to choose anything larger than 800x600 for the smaller screen. How can I find this out in advance?
    thank you
    Christopher

  4. Re: Satellite L555-10R: Question about usage of external monitor with 1920x1200
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    > EG if I choose 1920 x 1200 for the large screen, it may not allow me to choose anything larger than 800x600 for the smaller screen. How can I find this out in advance?

    In my case I can use an internal resolution 1366 x 768 and on the external monitor I set a resolution of 1900 x 1200
    Both are available and work properly… so I cannot believe that you are not able to set the resolution higher than 800x600 is other screen is connected

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