Acer X201W with MBP 15 ?

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

  1. bogart macrumors member

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    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)

    andy
     
  2. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    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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