Can I run a 22" or 24" screen with a Macbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Wie Gehts, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

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    I've been using a square 19" that I got for my older OS9 desktop.

    Since Logic and other apps use a wide ratio screen and I've seen some 22" and 24" ones in the $180 - $300 range, I'm tempted to buy. How large a screen will my Macbook handle? Its a tad over a year old with the intel 950 video.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    http://www.apple.com/macbook/specs.html:
    I have paired my macbook with my 40" LCD TV and it works fine in both mirror and extended desktop...

    Although I'm sure I read somewhere that 23" was the max. for the 1920x1200 resolution?
     
  3. tilman macrumors regular

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    It's not physical screen size, but resolution that is the limiting factor. The MacBook can drive screens with a resolution of up to 1920x1200. Your typical 24" screen is 1920x1200, so you will be fine.
     

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