3008WFP - Max Res on Late 2007 iMac

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  1. SamNeeds macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    Is 1920 by 1200 the max the late 2007 iMac can support on a Dell 3008wfp? In which case, will that look okay?

    What would I need to do to get the max res out of this?
     
  2. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    What's the resolution of this display?
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It'll look like crap. 30" displays are supposed to run at 2560x1600. The iMac cannot power that. Save your money and get a 23/24" 1920x1200 display that the iMac can power.
     
  4. SamNeeds thread starter macrumors regular

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    How about the 2709 or 2408? I'm trying to keep the size up as it's kind of going to double as my DVD/TV for my room (via VLC and EyeTV respectively)
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I think the 27" are 1920x1200.

    The important thing is not the size of the screen, it's the resolution.
     
  6. SamNeeds thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was told that even though the 27 is bigger in size, it has the same amount of pixels as the 24. Is that correct? If so, would it be the 24 or 27 that you'd recommend?
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    That is what I said.
    I'd go for the 24 since I don't like things to look bigger than they need to, but you want it for TV/DVD. Choice is yours.
     
  8. SamNeeds thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a shame that I don't have the latest iMac, as that can output, digitally, at a much higher resolution than the generation I've got.

    Thanks for your help. I'll get a 24in ordered up and send the 30 back when it arrives.
     

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