After I boot up into windows, I hook the VGA cable into the laptop and my CRT shows up perfect. The Laptop screen changes to whatever resolution the CRT supports and you can open and close the lid and it won't do a damn thing. Works perfect.
Yes, I run my 9300 to a 30" Olevia LCD.... granted, the resolution is only 1280x720, but I have everything in games set to MAX, and I mean MAX. It's fun when playing FPS... but for games like WoW and GW, I like the sharp high-resolution, 17" widescreen just fine. ;-)
well, under the 9300 options on the dell website there is a "Universal Notebook Docking Station with Video" option for $130. However, there is no link to it nor is there an image. There doesn't seem to be much on the notebook accessories page either.