Matching a projector to a laptop/ graphics card

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Matching a projector to a laptop/ graphics card

My camera club uses a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector although we normally use a 4:3 aspect ratio and project at 1600x1200.  We are currently using a Windows 7 laptop with a maximum screen resolution of 1600x900 so we often use extended desktop which complicates the setting up.

We are seeking to replace the laptop with a Windows 10 laptop with sufficient screen resolution to be able to project using mirroring to simplify setting up.  We also think that we should cater for upgrading the projector at some stage to 4K.  We are therefore looking at getting a 4K Windows laptop and that means that we have a somewhat limited choice with our limited budget.

The question that I want to ask is how we can be absolutely certain that any laptop that we buy will be capable of running at both 1600x1200 and 1920x1600 resolutions so that we can run the projector in mirror mode?

It is very difficult to get full specifications on laptops and graphics card so one option would be to take our (very heavy) projector along to a computer store before buying and plugging it in to see what resolution options come up.

On the other hand, can we be certain that any 4K Windows laptop will be capable of displaying and outputting at 1600x1200 and 1920x1200?

Many thanks for any help.

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