Bootcamp resolution higher than native mbp resolution?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by putman, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. putman macrumors newbie

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    Hi, new to this forum and just got my first Mac Book Pro. I've made the switch at work from Windows to a Mac Pro (dual quad 2.8, 6 gig ram) and now the Mac Book Pro 15" (2.5ghz, 4Gb ram, 8800GT 512MB).

    I was a little surprised that the native screen resolution (and only?!) is 1440x900 on the MBP. I installed XP SP3 using Bootcamp as I have a couple of Windows-only programs, and found that in Windows I can adjust the resolution much higher. Can someone explain why I can switch to higher resolutions in Windows but not in OSX?

    Don't get me wrong, love the MBP and it looks beautiful even at that resolution... just that I've been used to running a laptop at higher resez...

    Thanks!
    putman
     
  2. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    What happens if you goto a higher res then OS X will let you? OS X will only let you go as high as the screen supports. Windows (sometimes) lets you pick any res supported by your graphics card, but it will either not work, or not all fit on the screen at once.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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