can the MBP use 1680 x 1050 on 30" ACD?

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  1. breadz macrumors newbie

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    i notice that on apple's website, 1680 x 1050 is not one of the options for the ACD and MBP's video card is not one of the "required" video cards under the ACD specifications.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The MacBook Pro will run the 30" ACD at it's native resolution - 2560x1600.

    1680x1050 would look crap on the 30" ACD and the MBP does support the 30" ACD.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I assume he's talking about the 20" which does 1680x1050 native. I'm not sure why he's talking about Graphics cards though as the restriction only applies tot he 30".
     
  4. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Why would you want to run such a comparatively low res on such a big screen:confused:
     
  5. breadz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im sorry, i am confused.

    i thought if MBP max resolution was 1680x1050, that also would be the max output resolution to whatever display i purchase. I also thought that one may need a "required" video card to make a 2560x1600 resolution on the ACD. Since MBP video card was not listed under the specifications for the ACD, i wasnt sure if it would look good or not.


    so the MBP using the 30" ACD is perfectly fine running on both MAX resolutions? 1680x1050 on the MBP and 2560x1600 on the ACD?
     
  6. topgunn macrumors 65816

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  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yes, that is correct. The 17" MBP will display 1680x1050 on it's screen and 2560x1600 on a connected 30" ACD. The 15" MBP will display 1440x900 on it's built in screen and 2560x1600 on a connected 30" ACD. Both at the same time.

    There is an error on the Apple Displays page, the required video cards haven't been updated since the Intel switch. Rest assured the MBP will run the 30" ACD with no trouble whatsoever.
     
  8. breadz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the replies, this is awesome.


    i am now debating between the 30inch apple vs the dell. since they are the same, it seems dell would be the better purchase since it already comes with 3 yrs warranty. right?


     
  9. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Same exact panel.

    Depends on if you want your monitor and computer to match or not.
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

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    Different backlights though.

    Reviews seem to have dells casting a cold hue and ACDs a warm hue.
     
  11. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Get the Apple. It looks so much cooler, and the price has now dropped, and I think the specs being updated too;)
     
  12. breadz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i am still debating between that and the dell since the apple + 3 yr warranty is about 140 bucks more.......

    is there any other difference besides the backlight?

     
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  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    well, the dell has more inputs (which you won't use) and more usb ports, but the apple has firewire ports also. I have a 20" ACD and have absolutely no regrets about not going with the cheaper dell.
     
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