13" MBP and 30" Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Thiol, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    Hi all. Does anyone use a 13" MBP to drive a 30" display? If so, can you comment on the quality and whether or not the graphics card can handle it OK? Thanks!
  2. Skibrett3211 macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2009
    I use a 20" at home but use a 32" in my living room and work flawlessly!! I have a mini display port to vga adapter and use it all the time, even at church running a 80" in full 1080p!
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    It'll work fine - the 9400M supports 2560x1600.

    Because 1920x1080 is so hard to drive..
  4. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    Yeah, both 1920x1080 and 2560x1600 are trivial for any modern GPU. Don't expect to be able to run 3D games at full resolution though.
  5. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    I hooked up my 13" mac to the 300 ft. cowboys stadium jumbo-tron running full 1080p! thats over 1000 inches!

    aren't macs awesome!!
  6. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    You may want to get a display that has a Displayport connector though. The Apple mini-Displayport -> Dual Link DVI adapter apparently doesn't work all that well and it's also really damn expensive compared to a mini-DP -> Displayport cable.

    In any case a 30", 2560x1600 display works fine with the 13" MBP.

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