Never had an external monitor on a laptop before, so I'm exploring uncharted waters here.
What should one keep in mind when choosing an external monitor for a laptop? I have a HP 6715s laptop, with a standard VGA output connector. The resolution of the laptop display is 1280x800, powered by an integrated graphics card.
My wish is to buy a bigger monitor, with a bigger resolution (thinking about 1920x...) to use it in (not sure about the correct term here) "dual mode" (so I have laptop monitor and an external one as a working space).
Are these demands feasible? Is there something I should know when choosing a model, or is it straightforward (choose, buy, bring home, plug in, work)? Problems with graphics card maybe?
Will be mostly used for 2D CAD drafting work.