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Old 03-02-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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So after doing a lot of research on a very good monitor I found
the X-STAR DP2710LED 27" 2560x1440 for $270.

Looking down on the ebay link, it said it only supports certain graphics card.
I believe my current Toshiba satellite laptop has a ATI radeon x1250 card.
It also said it does not connect with a laptop.

Here is the link
Matte Free Express x Star DP2710LED 27" 2560x1440 Samsung PLS Panel Monitor | eBay

So my question is if I buy this monitor, will it even work?(dual monitor to laptop)
Or would I have to buy a desktop with a better graphics card to run it?
Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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Couple of things ....

Not sure I'd call that a "Very Good" monitor. It's a no name Korean monitor with a handful of sketchy looking reviews on line. It also only supports one specific mode of DVI.


What laptop do you have (exact model)? I haven't seen one with DVI ports, but that doesn't mean they didn't exist for a while.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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It doesn't really matter what graphics chip your laptop has, what matters is the port it has to connect an external monitor. The monitor is DVI-D only, highly unlikely your old laptop has that port.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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Couple of things ....

Not sure I'd call that a "Very Good" monitor. It's a no name Korean monitor with a handful of sketchy looking reviews on line. It also only supports one specific mode of DVI.


What laptop do you have (exact model)? I haven't seen one with DVI ports, but that doesn't mean they didn't exist for a while.
I currently am running on a Toshiba Satellite L305D
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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I currently am running on a Toshiba Satellite L305D
Output is VGA, find a monitor with a VGA connector.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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Or at the very least a DVI-I port, but I don't think you can find a monitor with a DVI-I port without a VGA port...so yeah.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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I currently am running on a Toshiba Satellite L305D
This list the L305D with a AT3100 and VGA out, even if you got a VGA monitor, maybe you have a different L305 version. I don't know if your laptop will run that high of a resolution. Maximum resolution used to be a published spec but it is getting harder to find.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:37 AM
 
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okay thanks guys I decided I need a new computer mainly for gaming/multitasking/videos
and bought Newegg.com - ASUS M51AD-US001O Desktop PC Intel Core i5 4440 (3.10GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity Windows 7 Home Premium

The X-star korean monitor only supports DVI-D dual link connector. My computer should be able to hook up to the X-star monitor correct?
Matte Free Express x Star DP2710LED 27" 2560x1440 Samsung PLS Panel Monitor | eBay
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:52 AM
 
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A couple things to know when shopping for monitors of this caliber:

•DVI-D Dual Link connectors are rather common place, the only difference between DVI-D Dual Link and the standard DVI-I Dual Link (Like what's on the back of your Asus) are the four little pins which allow the cable to carry audio data (like an HDMI cord does). DVI-D is very common among multi-monitor setups, and a huge number of cheap adaption cables (to step down from DVI-I or HDMI to DVI-D) are available. You can even get a cheap little $5 plug adapter to go from VGA to DVI-D.
•The Graphics Capabilites of your computer DO matter (EXPONENTIALLY SO!!!) -- you're paying for a monitor with a high resolution (above and beyond the 1920x1080 "1080P" Standard) -- so having a GPU which caps out at 1080p would be a waste. Your xStar monitor doesn't list any refresh rates, but when shopping for monitors and graphics cards -- resolution and refresh rate are both VERY IMPORTANT capabilities to try and match up, otherwise you're wasting money on potential you'll never tap.

In your specific example, the ASUS you've got on Newegg has a good graphics card within it, is more than enough to handle the monitor you're interested.

Item specs about your ASUS's graphics card can be found here: GeForce GTX 760 | Specifications | GeForce Including Max Resolution and some fine print saying it'll get 60Hz at a >1080P resolution.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:00 AM
 
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A couple things to know when shopping for monitors of this caliber:

•DVI-D Dual Link connectors are rather common place, the only difference between DVI-D Dual Link and the standard DVI-I Dual Link (Like what's on the back of your Asus) are the four little pins which allow the cable to carry audio data (like an HDMI cord does). DVI-D is very common among multi-monitor setups, and a huge number of cheap adaption cables (to step down from DVI-I or HDMI to DVI-D) are available. You can even get a cheap little $5 plug adapter to go from VGA to DVI-D.
•The Graphics Capabilites of your computer DO matter (EXPONENTIALLY SO!!!) -- you're paying for a monitor with a high resolution (above and beyond the 1920x1080 "1080P" Standard) -- so having a GPU which caps out at 1080p would be a waste. Your xStar monitor doesn't list any refresh rates, but when shopping for monitors and graphics cards -- resolution and refresh rate are both VERY IMPORTANT capabilities to try and match up, otherwise you're wasting money on potential you'll never tap.

In your specific example, the ASUS you've got on Newegg has a good graphics card within it, is more than enough to handle the monitor you're interested.

Item specs about your ASUS's graphics card can be found here: GeForce GTX 760 | Specifications | GeForce Including Max Resolution and some fine print saying it'll get 60Hz at a >1080P resolution.
If those are the same 4 pins that I'm thinking of, those are for analog displays and not audio.

Most monitors come with the right cable to use. You'd just use a DVI-D cable without an adapter.
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