iBook with external display?

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  1. JarinS1 macrumors member

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    I have narrowed it down to a 12" PowerBook or iBook (possibly 14"). I have heard that the PowerBook can take on the resolution of an external display and that the iBook cannot accomodate this. A couple of questions:

    1) how would a Powerbook look on a 42" TV screen w/ S-Video and DVI.

    2) how would an iBook look on any external display (preferably widescreen)? Would the "real estate" be the same?

    Thanks.

    JS
     
  2. russed macrumors 68000

    russed

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    well the powerbook nor the ibook would not be able to go on anything bigger than the 23" apple display as i know for the 30" it is only compatible with the powermac and some nvidia graphics card that costs a few hundred $'s. supposedly only the powerbook is able to have a second screen and the ibook is only meant to be able to mirror the main screen but there is a hack for this.


    i think any display would look rather stupid on a 40some" display and you would have to sit about 10 metres away from it to be able to use it!
     
  3. Studawg7 macrumors regular

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    you can hook up the ibook to a monitor but its true that the resolution is the same as the ibook itself which is fine for a 19 inch or so monitor. you can use a projector as well, it works fine in those conditions.
     

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