Want to make switch but very confused about something

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by AcousticDoc, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. AcousticDoc macrumors regular

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    I'm about to make the switch to apple (hopefully when the new ibooks come out!) but I am perplexed about connecting an ibook to an External monitor. Right now I have a crappy HP laptop which I use with a 19inch LCD. If I use the ibook will I only be able to 1024 res on a 19 inch ibook? Isn't there a way to turn off the ibook screen without hack and bump up the external monitor res? Or am I just wrong about everything?

    -very confused
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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  3. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Or if you are warry about the hack, any PowerBook can run an external monitor at higher resolutions...
     
  4. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    The hack is just software based so it won't harm your system. The only reason the iBooks won't let you spawn is because of a limitation in the OS. The hack just tells the OS to ignore that limitation.

    Stupid marketing.
     

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