BlackBook + external monitor question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by paymonGT, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. paymonGT macrumors member

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    Yo,
    Recently posted along these lines but still not quite clear.
    I have a 2006 BlackBook that up until 2 months ago was my primary/sole machine. Recently got the 2012 MBA 8/256. That said, the BlackBook still ran flawlessly minus heat.

    I now want to connect it up to an external monitor (24-27") to serve as my word processor as I do research and write papers. Nothing labor intensive.

    questions:
    1) Is there a limit to monitor size?
    2) Is there a particular aspect of a monitor I need to have to run with this?
    3) What wiring will I need for this?

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    1. No, only the resolution is the limit, which is either 1920 x 1200 (DVI) or 1600 x 1200 (VGA). 1, 2

    2. No, 16:10, 4:3 and 16:9 monitors should work if you use digital input and output methods (Mini DVI > DVI adapter).

    3.
    And here is a link to that thread of yours asking almost the same questions.

    And if you cannot find your own posts or threads:
     
  3. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Just out of curiosity, why not just do all of that on the MBA? Random question - just curious.
     

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