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I have a dell latitude d820 and the maximum resolution that I could see in the display properties windows under settings tab is 1280 x 800. Is there any where to increase the max resolution to 1400 x 1080?

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Those machines were built with a variety of screen resolutions, so it depends on how it was ordered. If your device drivers are current, then what you see in the settings is what you get.

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Based on your response and the settings I see in my display properties, the max resolution I get is 1280 x 800. Is there any way to upgrade this by switching Video Card or some sort? – Dharam Dec 26 '09 at 0:55
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the only way to get a higher res. now is to either have the screen replaced or connect the laptop to an external display – Sathya Dec 26 '09 at 8:30
    
thanks for the feedback – Dharam Dec 29 '09 at 18:04

It depends of the type of the LCD screen (i.e. of what you ordered):

  • 15.4” WXGA (1280 X 800 resolution)
  • 15.4” WSXGA+ (1680 X 1050 resolution)
  • 15.4” WUXGA (1920 X 1200 resolution)
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How to find out if mine is WXGA or WSXGA+ or WUXGA? – Dharam Dec 26 '09 at 0:54
    
Well, if you can't go beyond 1280 x 800, then you very likely have a WXGA. It should be possible to change the LCD. See for example lcds4less.com/…. – Pascal Thivent Dec 26 '09 at 2:30
    
But is there any direct way to find out what kind of monitor I have, probably looking in hardware profiles (which I have already checked and there is no mention of screen type or something like that...? – Dharam Dec 29 '09 at 18:05
    
Go to dell.com support and enter the machine's "service tag" number - it should tell you how the machine was equipped when it was built. – Jamie Hanrahan Feb 17 at 20:25

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