Thinkpad X200 Max Screen Resolution
March 24, 2012 10:20 AM   Subscribe

At work I use a Dell Latitude 5400 on XP Pro. In it's dock - which has twin DVI outputs - it can output to a 32" and a 24" monitor at a resolution of 1920x1200 on each. I want to switch out the Dell with a Thinkpad x200 on Win7. It has a VGA output, and if I buy the dock, it too has a single VGA output. How do I determine the maximum resolution I will be able to achieve from the Thinkpad (understanding that dual monitors would not be possible), and will buying the dock enable me to achieve a larger resolution?
posted by forallmankind to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
ThinkWiki is a good source for this kind of stuff. The dock doesn't just have a VGA port, it also has a DisplayPort connector, which you can convert to DVI. Looks like the VGA port supports up to 2048x1536, and the DisplayPort supports up to 2560x1600.
posted by zsazsa at 10:29 AM on March 24, 2012

That is a great resource - thanks!
posted by forallmankind at 10:36 AM on March 24, 2012

Dual monitors could be possible with some help. The DualHead2Go on analog output will get you up to 2x 1280x1024 monitor outputs. The only caveat is the video card on the thinkpad needs to support 2560x1024.
posted by Mitheral at 10:40 AM on March 24, 2012

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