I received my laptoop back from HP and it still has the same problems as before. All they did was re image the hard drive. Not only did they fail to fix the problems but they erased all of my settings.
Moving past that...
I have included a picture of how I set up the new monitor with the existing laptop and docking station. The 24" monitor is not calibrated so what I post here should represent a standard print color of sRGB.
The new desk setup is very nice because I can use both monitors if I am editing or just one if I am working on the blog or the internet. It is amazing the difference the screen can make in detail of pictures and the work flow.