LeBee
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M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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Basically I wonder if a larger LCD would be appropriate for this model?. With the connection to fit and the VGA can handle it ?.

Finite details are the thing lives in my car In a fitted dash with the LCD as a normal one is due to the length of connection but not hinged, fitted into dash instead.

Can it be connected?

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Game7a1
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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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Oh, that's what you mean. Yeah, no, the screen for the m17x won't work for the m11x. However, there have been people putting 13" screens into the m11x.

It has nothing to do with VGA, and graphics card.

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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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If you want to connect an external monitor to this system, you can do it with an HDMI or DisplayPort cable. If your monitor only has a VGA input, you will need an adapter. For example, an HDMI to VGA adapter.


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LeBee
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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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That's my 2nd option.

Just matching the connection and if the VGA can cope.?.

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Game7a1
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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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Getting a display port to VGA should be good enough to connect your laptop to an external monitor. The m11xR3 would be able to handle the external monitor. 

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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LeBee
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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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My question is can an eg. m17 LCD made for that alinware model (or about that) interchange and fit my m11 to the connection and that the graphics card can handle it?

I already use the HDMI port.

I'm guessing.......that it holds the correct characteristics for use with the motherboard and programs put through it, or I just hack off the monitor and use exclusively HDMI with the same result.

I haven't read that specifically it could so I have to ask, god knows why there's any difference but it goes hand in hand that there's always something in connecting devices with some ruling 'requirement' to be obeyed.

I would've thought it was better to have a LCD connected.....

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spaceengineer
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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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I am not sure if the connectors are the same, but they may very well be. Such connectors are often standardized, at least within a product line.

That said, there is no real advantage to that vs. VGA or HDMI. In fact, the cables will be very short for the mobo connection. You will have to fabricate cables to make it work.  Keep in mind that a carPC is subjected to quite a lot of vibration.

Also, a standard Alienware 17 screen won't give you touch function. A cheap 17 inch touchscreen monitor will give more functionality without the added cost and difficulty.

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Game7a1
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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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Oh, that's what you mean. Yeah, no, the screen for the m17x won't work for the m11x. However, there have been people putting 13" screens into the m11x.

It has nothing to do with VGA, and graphics card.

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

LeBee
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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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A slightly more sensible option and could fit in the existing place. Hinges seemed the hitch.

Touch seems a nice add to....I didn't know that.

So really I fit what I can and just use HDMI...it all fits solid in the fitted dash. I thank techys for ssd HDD making mobility greater. You guys too, thanks for the input.

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LeBee
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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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OH, I see, ha, push the 13" screen....there's a build thread behind it.

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spaceengineer
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RE: M11xr3 for a large LCD?

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Pics of the final install would be cool! [:D]

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