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rimeligraket
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X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

Hi everyone, 

 

I am to be the lucky owner of an X1 Carbon soon. There is one thing that I can't find the answer for in the documentation and spec sheets:

 

- what is the maximum resolution that the mini displayport can handle?

 

The display that I'm looking to buy is running 2560 x 1080.

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Message 2 of 39

Re: X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

it can exceed 2560x1600.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lead_org/8174271221/in/set-72157631942745040/
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
rimeligraket
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Re: X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

Great, thanks for the info..

 

Which "dock" do you use for that?

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Message 4 of 39

Re: X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

http://www.thinkscopes.com/lenovo-displayport-to-displayport-splitter/

here is the displayport splitter i used for the X1 Carbon to get it to support 2 x 24 inch LCD.

You won't need a splitter to get the 2560x1600 resolution.
Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
optoguy
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Message 5 of 39

Re: X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

In the user guide for X1 Carbon (p 34) it says that the maximum resolution for external display is 1920x1200 using display port. Is this incorrect? Specifically, I would like to know if the mini display port interface can drive a Dell Ultrashap 2560x1440 monitor at full resolution.
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Message 6 of 39

Re: X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

X1 Carbon can drive a U3011 and U2713 just fine. I use my X1 Carbon with the U2713hm and iMac 27 inch.
Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
optoguy
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Message 7 of 39

Re: X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

Thanks Jin. My monitor is the U2713hm, too. I hope someone from Lenovo is watching this thread and corrects the user guide.

Zoop
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Message 8 of 39

Re: X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

X1 Carbon via the USB3.0 external dock to a high resolution monitor can support up to a Max 2048x1080 or 2048x1152 only - not 2560x1600 as is a limitation of the DVI connections - for specific details check out the user guide for the USB3.0 dock http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM014961

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Message 9 of 39

Re: X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

Right now there are only one or two USB 3.0 docks on the market that can support dual link dvi resolution of 2560x1440 or 2560x1600.
Regards,

Jin Li

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kellendil
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Message 10 of 39

Re: X1 Carbon - Maximum Resolution for External Display

If you don't mind me asking, which dock are you using?

I'm currently debating whether or not to get a x1, but I need to be able to continue using my monitor (2560x1440)

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