17", intel dc 1.83 - external display?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Keebler, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Location:
    Canada
    #1
    Hi,

    i've checked out the information page on this machine, but am still a bit unclear - can you connect another monitor to this machine with the onboard graphics card?

    also, will it automatically detect the other monitor and begin displaying information immediately or do you have to go into display preferences on the iMac first?

    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    New England
    #2
    Yes it'll handle a second dsiplay with the appropriate adapter and by default will span the desktop over to the second display. Display preferences are only necessary if you want to enable mirroring.

    Typed from my 17" with a 40" Samsung HDTV as my secondary monitor.

    B
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #3
    yes, you can connect another display using the onboard x1600. I believe it will automatically detect the new display, but it might be in "mirrored" mode, rather than split-screen, by default. So you'd need to go in to display prefs to change that.

    edit: darn, beaten to it. Ok, I guess spanning is the default and mirroring is the one you have to turn on.
     

Share This Page