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I hope this isn't an abuse of everyone's helpfulness but can anyone work out if my 5-year-old Sony Vaio can cope with this new monitor I want to buy (to use as a second monitor). My laptop is a VGN-FJ3S. It has a VGA output.

Here are screen shots of what I think are the graphics card outputs (one for the built in monitor, one for the output):

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Many thanks for any help you can offer.

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According to this datasheet (which can be found by googling for "915GM") your graphics controller can work with a maximum resolution of 2048x1536 which is enough for controlling a 1920x1080 monitor like the one you would like to buy.

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That's great news. I was worried because when I right click on the desktop > Properties > Select the other output, the slide only shows up to: 1600 x 1200. See image: – Patrick Beardmore Dec 19 '10 at 11:38
I think that's because your current monitor only supports 1600x1200. btw: If this answer helped you, please mark it as correct ;) – lajuette Dec 19 '10 at 12:32

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