Alum. macbook on 30" monitor?

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  1. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Can the alum. macbook drive a 30" LCD (2560x1600)?
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Yes, but you'll need the Dual-DVI converter cable unless the monitor has a mini-Display Port connection.
     
  3. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Of course, but the computer will support that resolution assuming the correct adapter? I can't seem to find info on external monitor resolutions anywhere.

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    Guess this answers it:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MjE0ODQ2Nw

    Thanks.
     
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    You should be aware that there have been issues reported with that converter (not an adapter - it is an active converter). There have been many reports that one of the links suddenly dies, or that the display becomes garbled. I would recommend that you check it out first.
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    The maximum resolution that your MacBook has for an external monitor is 1920 x 1200.
     
  6. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    Aluminum MacBook = miniDisplayPort = 2560x1600
     
  7. TBi macrumors 68030

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    I think you are wrong.

    Do you have a link to this specification? That's the limit on the older Plastic Macbook. The new one has the same resolution support as the Pro.
     
  8. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I stand corrected. I was misinformed by believing a previous post without checking.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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  10. TBi macrumors 68030

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    It says it there, under "Graphics and Video Support"

     
  11. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I just took a gander at the product reviews on the Apple site. Sounds like a nightmare. Guess I'll be sticking to a 24" for a while. :eek:
     

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