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Hello

I'm a student looking for a 27" monitor with 2560x1440 resolution for an affordable price
I found this one on ebay: [url="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Crossover-27QD-LED-BLADE-27-Inch-2560x1440-WQHD-S-IPS-Monitor-DVI-D-New-/130803653270?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e74815a96"]link[/url]
Now they say it's not compatible with laptops but I think that's strange.
The monitor requires a DVI-D cable and a Dual link graphics card.
I have a clevo p170hm with a nvidia gtx580m.
On the page of nvidia ([url="http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gtx-580m/features"]link[/url]) it says my card does support dual link.
My laptop has this port: [url="http://www.computertroublesolver.com/image-files/dvi_connector.jpg"]linkimage[/url]

My question is will this monitor work with my laptop?
Does anyone have experience with these kinds of monitors?

Thanks in advance.

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Yup it should work, not sure why the Ebay seller is saying it wouldn't? Your laptop supports DVI-D (in fact, it looks like it has a DVI-I port) & supposedly the GPU does support dual-link which should be enough to drive the monitor.

Just make sure you have a DVI-D cable & you should be all set.

For what it's worth, Wikipedia has a [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface#Connector"]good page [/url]on the different DVI specs.

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Yeah, that's DVI-I, dunno why they put DVI-D. New board I guess, they just used the same case to save money. :p

That will work fine. Ebay people are stupid sometimes.

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Ok. Thanks for the advice!

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