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Are these displays interchangable? WSXGA vs. WUXGA. Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop.

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I own a Dell Inspiron 8600.
The other day the video went very, very, very faint.  I am using this laptop with an external monitor.
I want to replace the original monitor.
The original monitor is WSXGA.
(The video card is a NVIDEA GeForce FX Go5200)
Can I simply remove the currert display (right at the hinges) and replace it with a WUXGA display?
Will it "just work"?
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I am a programmer, not a gamer.  I rarely watch videos.
The WSXGA video is very small - hard on the eyes.  Will WUXGA be even worse?
I have not had good luck with using lower resolutions on WSXGA.

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