Achieving Retina quality with external monitor

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by crs.one, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have the first gen MacBook aluminum unibody with snow leopard. If I get an external monitor with a resolution that meets the resolution of the new retina books, I can make the settings power the full resolution of my external monitor, yes? Am I mistaken anywhere?

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    cmChimera

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    I don't know of a monitor that matches the 15 inch's 2880x1800 resolution.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I figured that might be the case. Was more so curious to see if it worked conceptually.

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Theoretically it should work - couple of things though:

    1: Graphics cards usually have a max resolution they can output. You'd need to check the specs for the card in your laptop

    2: I don't know whether "retina" is for specific resolutions only? (the whole 4:1 thing for scaling and all that)

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