Is it possible for my laptop to use this monitor without a Dual-DVI port?

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Is it possible for my laptop to use this monitor without a Dual-DVI port?

Post by weena king on 9/11/2012, 11:41 pm

I live in UK, this is the one I plan on buying- [URL="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Tempered-Glass-27-Yamakasi-Catleap-2703-LED-IPS-2560x1440-WQHD-Monitor-/150853378334?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item231f8fe11e"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Tempered-Glass-27-Yamakasi-Catleap-2703-LED-IPS-2560x1440-WQHD-Monitor-/150853378334?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item231f8fe11e[/URL]

My laptop's screen broke today; however I'm not going to build my own desktop for another 6-12 months. So I'm stuck with my current laptop but need to buy an external screen: I figured to save money I'd buy a good one- the one I want for my desktop in one year- now.

MAIN QUESTION BEGINS:

In the product description it says "does not work with laptops" and "must be direct to Dual-DVI, can't use adaptors".
My graphics card is good enough; however, my laptop only has the following ports: VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort. Is the manufacturer just saying an adaptor can't be used to be safe, or will it be impossible for me to use this laptop without a Dual-DVI port?
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Post by bs merchants on 10/11/2012, 9:26 am

So your laptop screen has broken, and you want to buy an external monitor for it instead? Surely getting the screen repaired is by far the best option?
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Re: Is it possible for my laptop to use this monitor without a Dual-DVI port?

Post by attk master on 10/11/2012, 3:44 pm

it only lists dual dvi so i'd say it won't work without it.

i'd recommend a benq monitor since this one probably won't work, there's a great one for about £217 that's nice, this brand makes professional grade and consumer grade, assuming from the quality of the professional grade the consumer grade must be good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=benq+monitor

if you don't like those i heard acer is good. try to find one with HDMI or VGa depending on if your laptop has HDMI or not.


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Post by redneck91 on 10/11/2012, 5:16 pm

I'd say go ahead and repair your laptop screen so you'll have that computer as well once you get your desktop running.
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