can a macbook drive a 1280 x 1024 LCD monitor ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hummin, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Hummin macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2006
    I'd like to know if a macbook ( 2ghz , 1GB ram) can drive a 1280 x 1024 LCD.

    I read if it can , but my question is : it leaves black strips on top and bottom cause the aspect ratio is different from the macbook screen (that is a sort of 16:9 ) ?

    another question : working in screen replication , or want to use the external monitor to work, the macbook work in clamshell or always report the mirrored screen itself ?

  2. Arne macrumors regular

    May 14, 2006
    The MacBook will absolutely drive a 1280x1024 screen (although you need an adaptor (Mini-DVI to VGA or to DVI). You mirror the screen. Then propably the external monitor would strech the image (if it can drive 1280x800). You can work in clamshell-mode, then you could use the full resolution of your external monitor. You could also extend the MacBooks screen. Then you could drag windows from one screen to another. You would also have the 1280x1024 on you external screen.
  3. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I think there is the blank space on top and bottom of the screen when you view the wide screen format DVDs.

    Regarding your other 2 questions, there are quick tips for newbies. Links are in the upper portion of the main screen for this thread.

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