I have the 9530 with two external monitors - 2560x1600 and 1920x1200. It works flawlessly across all of them. That being said there are a few drawbacks, Ubuntu hasn't been designed to run on hi-DPI screens.
Update - High DPI support was added in 14.04 and works great. You can scale up and down the font sizes for individual monitors, so they all look good.
You can scale the icons on the left up to a reasonable size, so they're a little small on the laptop screen and a little large on external screens. If you install Ubuntu Tweak (available from Software Center) you can modify the OS font size, which fixes a lot of the visibility issues. What it doesn't fix is the size of the icons in the top menu bar, and the size of the close, minimize, and maximize buttons... which can be hard to see and click on.
The 1920x1200 external screen I have is 24" and a rather normal DPI, and you can tell that the font in the top bar is larger than normal, but it's not egregious (and you can tweak it to make the best balance for you of small font on laptop screen vs. large font on external screen).
Canonical is pushing to get some fixes for high resolution screens into 14.04, but I'm not sure what the exact likelihood is of the fixes making it in, nor what specifically they're fixing.
One note is that Firefox is much better with scaling with the OS font than Chrome is. Chrome's tabs don't use the scaled system font at all, so they have sort of ridiculously small text. Firefox's tabs do scale with the OS font, so they look normal (though icons in the tabs are still pretty small).
Obviously, software support for hi-DPI screens is up to the individual application programmers, so you never know if one application will work better than the other... that beings said, Chrome is the only one I have used that is especially obviously broken.