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Old Jul 22, 2004, 11:33 AM   #1
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PB 12" + big screen?

Well, since it looks like the PB's won't be getting a speed bump at Paris, I think I might just bite the bullet and get a 12" now. My only question is, will the video card in it be able to sufficiently drive a 1600x1200 external monitor? Actually, does anyone have links to any kind of reviews/info on the card the 12" uses? It's sort of the one sticking point with me right now.
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Well, since it looks like the PB's won't be getting a speed bump at Paris, I think I might just bite the bullet and get a 12" now. My only question is, will the video card in it be able to sufficiently drive a 1600x1200 external monitor? Actually, does anyone have links to any kind of reviews/info on the card the 12" uses? It's sort of the one sticking point with me right now.
Ive got my 12" pb connected to a 19" CRT and the display options will allow it to be set as high as 1792 x 1344 !! Go for the 12". its awesome!
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Old Jul 22, 2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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It's no problem

Hey, I have 12" PB i got around xmas. And I use a 19" external monitor at home and a 20" or 21" at work. The PB will handle the monitors capacity, even individually. I go to work plug it in, no need for setup use 1600x1200. then I go home plug it in and again no need for setup use 1280x1024 (whatever the number here, but close enough).

Something so awesome it can't be left out. If you have 2 external monitors liek I'm doing. You'll be able to have different backgrounds on each monitor and the PB will remember which is who. It's so freaking awesome.
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Well, it's not quite what you're looking for. But my second monitor is an 8yr old, 15" operating at 1024x768. It works just fine for me.
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They may not get a speed bump at Paris, but within 60 days afterwards seems right. Based on the Buyers Guide history here that is.
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