19" screen for macbook? Yes/no?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Reno404, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Reno404 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey guys!

    Quick question. Is it relevant to buy a 19 inch external screen for a MacBook (with resolution going up to 1280x1024)?
    I used to have a 17" hooked up to my macbook, and if i remember well, the resolution for the external screen could only go up as high as 1280x800.

    My point being: should I buy that 19"? Can the macbook handle it?
     
  2. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    It should be able to handle it. The MB is more powerful (I think) than the Mac Mini and on the Mac Mini's BTO page you can add a 20" or 23" ACD. I'm sure that if the Mini can handle a 23" ACD the Macbook should be able to handle a 19".
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I would personally suggest getting a 20" widescreen, but sure, yes, the 19" would work fine.
     
  4. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Go for it.

    I have a 1440x900 19" with my MacBook and it is fantastic.
     
  5. grum macrumors regular

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    I think i will get rid of my two 17" screens i am using on a desktop pc and get one 19" widescreen instead for my new macbook. :D
     

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