Can I display 1,920 x 1,080 external via my white Macbook?

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  1. maczod macrumors member

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  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    There are different specs to whitebooks.

    you need to be more specific.
     
  3. maczod thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't realize that.

    Mine was bought last year summer (2008) taking advantage of their back to school sale.

    It comes with 2 gigs of ram and the intel x3100 graphics card, if that helps.
     
  4. maczod thread starter macrumors member

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    I read the intel chip guide and it says the x3100 can support up to 2048 x 1536, does that sound right? :confused:


    edit: Peace, the link you provided is only applicable to the native resolution of my 13.3" screen. If I were to buy a 24" external monitor, is it possible to run at a higher resolution than the default?
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The maximum output resolution of any plastic MacBook is 1920x1200 via the mini DVI port with the appropriate adapter.

    x3100 MacBooks did it better but even the GMA950 ones could output the full 1920x1200 to an external display.
     
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  7. maczod thread starter macrumors member

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    excellent! i'm going to place an order for a dell monitor (http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=1181717 in case anyone is wondering)
     
  8. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    wrong.

    OP, to answer your question, and i am surprised that no one has yet...

    your macbook with the x3100 integrated chip can handle resolutions up to 1920 x 1200

    You can also extend your desktop real estate to support the macbook's 1200x800 and 1920x1200 simultaneously.
     
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  10. rtheb macrumors 6502

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    I'm using a 1st Gen. Core Duo Black MacBook and I use 1920 x 1080 on the External Westinghouse LVM-37w3se 37" Monitor using SwitchResX.
     

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  11. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Hell, yeah.

    I've run a Dell 2407 24'' monitor at 1920 x 1080 with an iBook. I suppose it would run a Dell 27" too.

    If the humble and ancient iBook can do that then yes, Agatha, your MacBook can do it too.
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ohhhh of course. should have realised!
     
  13. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    I had my first gen 1.83 macbook connected up to a Dell 24" 2405 for a long time if that's any help.
     

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