12 Powerbook Rev. A and Dell 2005FPW

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Emerson, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Emerson macrumors member


    Apr 1, 2004
    Hey guys/gals I just ordered a Dell 2005FPW to go with my 12 powerbook rev. A. But I was just worry that my powerbook won't be able to display the correct resolution for that monitor (1680 x 1050). I got the monitor because doing photoshop on my D70 files on a 12 inch screen was just painful. Thanks ahead of time, I am really in a bind.
  2. steeveage macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Redwood City, CA
    I had the same question when I was ordering a 2005FPW to go along with my 17" Powerbook. As long as your graphics card can drive the native resolution on the display, you will be fine. For my 17", I see the following behavior when I plug the monitor into my DVI port (I've only tried DVI, not the standard VGA connector):

    Mirrored mode: I see the 1440 x 900 output of my Powerbook mirrored onto the 2005FPW. This means that since the native resolution of the 2005FPW is 1680 x 1050, I see a black border around the mirrored 1440 x 900 output.

    Spanning mode: I can independently set the resolution of my 2005FPW in its spanned configuration. So while my Powerbook LCD is at 1440 x 900, I can drive the 2005FPW at its native 1680 x 1050 -- it looks great.

    Hope that helps!

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