Macbook + dell 20" or 24" doable ???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ninjured, May 21, 2006.

  1. ninjured macrumors member

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    Heya ive never owned a lappy before and havent seen this question come up and i knkow ill get a quick response from u guys :D. So im just curious to know if i buy a macbook can i jus connect into it the dell 20" or 24" and be on my merry way ??
     
  2. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. The Macbooks' GMA950 will output the native Res of the 24" 1920x1200 and obviously anything under that. You are good to go buddy! :)
     
  3. ninjured thread starter macrumors member

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  4. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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    One caveat: On my 12" PB I notice a significant increase in fan usage and general heat when plugged in to my 2405. Also, the high res makes the graphics run at lower frame rates which become noticeable on some exposé and other core graphics features. This is with a dedicated GPU too...

    YRMV
     
  5. Salteh macrumors member

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    was going to ask this before, v nice that itll work with my dell 24" :D
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No monitor can plug straight into the MacBook. Make sure you guys get the Apple mini DVI -> DVI adapter when you buy your MacBooks.

    Once you plug in the adapter, then you can plug your monitor in and all will be well in the land of the massive screens running off little laptops.

    Anybody feel like delivering a truckload of cash to my place so I get cracking on my dream setup?
     
  7. EricChunky macrumors regular

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