Can the Macbook drive a large screen (ie 24", 1900x1200ish)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wolfpup, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Double checking this. I've heard the visuals slow down when driving an external screen, particularly a big one.

    (Dangit Apple, just put a cover under the hard drive in the MBP to make it easy to change!!!)
     
  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    its all here

    I've heard they're laggy on extended desktop
     
  3. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Yes it can drive 1920x1200. But its a bit laggy with things like Expose or anything else requiring the GPU.
     
  4. Wolfpup thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Okay, thanks. I'm going to be mainly using my laptop with an external screen (at LEAST 8 hours a day), so slow/laggy video is not good. :(
     
  5. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I find it's only laggy with an extented desktop, it seems to be fine at 1680 x 1050 when I run it in clamshell mode with a keyboard and mouse.

    I hope this helps :apple:
     
  6. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    GPU? We ain't got no stinkin' GPU!
     
  7. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I believe it'll drive it. But like they said, kinda laggy, as the MB really doesn't have a GPU.
     

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