Intel(R) HD 3000 doesn't push high resolution on Dell U2713HM

mtrexler

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I just bought a Dell U2713HM for its native resolution of 2500 x 1400. But when I plug it into my ThinkPad E520 with Intel(R) HD 3000 graphics chip, I'm only offered 1900 x 1100 resolution (for which I probably could have gotten a much cheaper monitor). Do I have any options?
 
I don't think that HD 3000 supports 2560x1440 (assuming that you meant 2560x1400, not 2500x1400, because I've never heard of a 2500x1400 resolution and Google tells me that your monitor is 2560x1440). I could be wrong, but I don't think that it is supported by Intel HD 3000.
 

mtrexler

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Thanks for the replies. I was connecting with HDMI (although Dell didn't mention the VGA limitation when I asked). Sounds like my Thinkpad just won't do the trick. I guess I'll have to get a Dell laptop to take full advantage of the monitor.