I want to see what sort of options I have for a monitor for my laptop. The laptop model is a Multicom Kunshan X7200 (based on a Clevo X7200), with a GTX580M graphics card and a i7 980X processor. 12GB RAM. I have DVI out and HDMI out ports. I'm wondering what options I have for an external monitor. I'm picturing a scenario where I will be using only an external monitor, and the built in LCD is off. The built in LCD runs at 1920x1080, but I'm wondering if I can run a higher resolution on an external monitor?
I'm also wondering what sort of specs I should be looking for in a new monitor? The monitor will be used for gaming and movies.
Terms like response time, pixel pitch, brightness, contrast ratio and refresh rate are all greek to me, so please keep it in layman terms.