Quick question on monitor conection

Started Dec 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
NewsyL
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Re: Quick question on monitor conection
In reply to skutters, Dec 12, 2012

skutters wrote:

Hi, I am going to get a new computer and monitor shortly but i want to keep my old PC for certain things can i connect them both to a Dell U2713HM Monitor.

Regards, Kev.

The Dell UltraSharp OSD menu system is not too obstructive to switching manually between input ports on the monitor.

I have a 24" and 22" Dell Ultrashrp monitor I've used for switching between my laptop and my desktop PC.  Desktop connected to DVI-D and laptop via Analog VGA.

The big question is whether or not your OLD PC has a video card capable of connecting to the U2713HM at its' high bandwidth resolution of 2560x1440.  You need a Dual Link DVI-D or a Displayport.  An HDMI port, even though technically it is capable of high bandwidth resolutions, may be restricted to 1920x1080/1200.

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