Largest external monitor for a Macbook

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  1. cossie macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the largest screen size (and resolution) a Macbook can power for an external monitor?

    I'm looking at getting a Macbook probably within the week and will also be getting a 19 - 20.1 " monitor for when it's at my desk.

    I'd be grateful for any prompt replies,

    (my hand has been forced in buying a new laptop, my current one has been pretty mashed and it's vital for college that i have a laptop)

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. diadem macrumors regular

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    14-15": 1024x768 (XGA)
    17-19": 1280x1024 (SXGA)
    20"+: 1600x1200 (UXGA)
    19” (Widescreen): 1440x900 (WXGA+)
    20” (Widescreen): 1680x1050 (WSXGA+)
    24” (Widescreen): 1920x1200 (WUXGA)
    30” (Widescreen): 2560x1600

    :)
     
  3. cossie thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The size of the display is irrelevant. The highest resolution the MacBook can output to a secondary display is 1920x1200. You could power a 100" display so long as it has that resolution.

    The MacBook Pro can output up to 2560x1600.
     
  5. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    Don't you mean 1920x1200?
     
  6. Big Boss Man macrumors regular

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    Does the MB work okay with the Dell 24" LCD, 2407WFP? I believe this has a 1920x1200 native resolution. Anyone using the two together?
     
  7. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    If the MacBook can handle 1920 x 1200, then it will work just fine on Dell's 2407WFP. The native/max resolution is indeed 1920 x 1200. ;)
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Oops, yeah, 1920x1200. Ta, I'll just go fix that.
     
  9. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    No, he was right. The Macbook Pro has Dual-Link DVD and has a max external resolution of 2560 by 1600.
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Wrong bit, he was referring to where I said 1920x1080 instead of 1920x1200. Just had the wrong res in my head when watching an ad about a HD TV.
     
  11. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    jeez I can't wait to get my blackbook/23' ACD in spring! My uni room's a mess with PC on the floor and no space on my desk :(, cant wait for my ACD :-D
     

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