Will a Powerbook support a 23" display?

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  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    I was drooling over the 23" Cinema display in the Apple store today, and I wondered whether the video card in my 17" Powerbook would work with it. Could I just use the DVI out from the PB to mirror the screen onto the cinema display?? I wonder whether the setup of the screen would look identical to say, one hooked up to a G5.

    Can it power such a large screen?
     
  2. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    You can do more then mirror ... you can have dual display set up


    the ATi 9600 Pro Mobile chip supports 2048 by 1536 external display resolution for use with a 23" cinema display through the build in DVI port on your 17" powerbook ...
     
  3. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Will a Powerbook support a 23" display?

    Sure, without a hiccup. It'd be cool to set it up to do so. If you plug in an external mouse and keyboard, i think you can even have lid-closed operation. Check this page out: http://www.apple.com/displays/adapter.html/
     
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    Re: Re: Will a Powerbook support a 23" display?

    forget closed lit operation

    external keyboard, and mouse, 17" 1440 x 980 res on your power book, plus the second 23" displaying 1920x1200 ... imagine the real-estate.... *DROOLS*
     
  5. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure if my 17" powerbook has that ATI video card. It was a first generation alubook - I think it might have that stupid gforce card.

    Will it still work smoothly?
     
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    Well either way, i know that the Powerbooks in Rev A were designed to work in ALL the LCD displays Apple has, that included 23 - 17 models using the DVI output ., the 15" Ti also supported this, However the 12 " Rev a didn't, thats why the mini DVI was such a big deal in the REV B of that model
     
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    So I can't plug in any Apple display to my Rev. A 12" PowerBook G4?

    What can I plug in? Any third party flat panel displays at all?
     
  8. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    must be VGA
     
  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    You can, but it will require an adapter, and will not be a digital signal.
     
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    Which is kinda of a waste of a perfectly good Apple display.
     

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