Acer X201W with MBP 15 ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bogart, May 18, 2008.

  1. bogart macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2008
    Given that it has a VGA input (I know its not as good but as £129 compared to £399 ...) I presume it will work ?

    I look up on the apple site what resolutions the MBP 15" will do but it only gives me the resolutions when driving the inbuilt screen.

    As I'm looking for a big monitor to go with the MBP I am about to buy (still) it would be useful to know what it will drive on an external screen. I presume for DVI it will go up to 1900 x 1200 ? I guess if its driving VGA the answers could only be approximate but I would also guess if I use DVI figures to select then it won't be far wrong.

    So my questions are:

    1. will this monitor work ?
    2. what resolutions on external screens can MBP 15" drive ?
    3. are there reasonably-priced monitors going larger than 1680 x 1050 (the apple one is out of my price range)

  2. MattZani macrumors 68030


    Apr 20, 2008
    Well, the DVI can drive the 30" ACD at full res, so its more going to be VGA Bandwidth, i think 1680 x 1050 is the max on VGA

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