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Old October 15, 2009, 08:03 PM
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I am looking for a laptop that is capable of driving a 30" monitor (not for gaming) natively (no adapters or dockin stations) that isn't a MBP and isn't something like $2500 bucks. I have tried looking and am coming up empty.
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Old October 15, 2009, 08:06 PM
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Any laptop with discrete graphics and hdmi out should be able to drive a 2560x1600 30'' panel. However, you'd have to double-check the specifications of the laptop to be sure. And forget gaming on that 30'' too, lol.
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Old October 15, 2009, 08:14 PM
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the issue i am having is specs only list either DP, or DVI-I not DVI-D. Most i have seen require an adapter of some form or a docking station which is not what i want. which is unfortunate.
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Check out the Dell m170 or 9300 series notebooks - older but I believe the specs say that they have DVI-D.
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Old October 30, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Gateway has some good laptops with discrete graphics, I think they're the 7808u and 7803u, 17" screen, 9800gt(or gtx, gts, not sure about the proper name), intel dual core, 500gb hdd, and Canada computers has the 7803 on sale with a free razer Lachesis($80 mouse) for $989. For display ports it only has vga & hdmi, no DVI-D, but I'm sure the hdmi would work fine at 2560x1600, especially since its not for gaming.
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Old October 30, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Lenovo SL500 can do the job, we have sell it many time to the Quebec government and one of there use is so show thing on projector or big screen ( 50 inch and more ) it's like 780$ so with that get a HDMI to DVI cable for 20$ and there you go you have all you need in a good and solid laptop with an awesome service from Lenovo.

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Old October 30, 2009, 09:28 PM
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i'll have to look into this. but any replies about it having hdmi i would need an adapter since i have the 3007 (only dvi-d) not the 3008 which has other connection options.
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Old October 31, 2009, 10:05 AM
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You can buy hdmi to dvi cables, no adapter needed as its built into the cable.
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