I was thrilled with my new Vostro 14inch 3450 i5, I could write here about all the things I really like about it, BUT...
I need to run it alot of the time with an external screen, mouse and keyboard and found to my surprise that the VGA port does not support 1920 x 1080 (which is the native res of my 24inch display). I have had 3 other laptops in the last 3 years (long story) and they all have supported 1920 x 1080 fine, but not my new Vostro it seems.
There is patch on the Intel web-site for the Graphics chip which apparently fixes this, but even after carefully checking I was downloading the right patch, it would not install
There is the option in the factory installed controller (opened from the taskbar) to create custom resolutions but even after creating 1920 x 1080 and applying the screen res does not change and when I check later from the desktop (right click) it is still at 1600 x 900
Have had a fruitless day trying to contact someone in Dell about it (even though I have ProSupport package I could not talk to anyone)
Any ideas from the forum members?