Connecting a 13 MBP to an external display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MarloStanfield, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. MarloStanfield macrumors newbie

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    This is a hypothetical because I own neither - but it there a way to connect a 13 MBP (1280x800 16:10) to an external monitor at 1920x1080 16:9 without distortion?

    On the technical specs page for the MBP it doesn't look like any 16:9 aspect ratio is available.

     
  2. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    Those are the resolutions for the Macbook's screen, not for an external monitor
     
  3. MarloStanfield thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I were to hook it up via DVI would it be able to output at 1920x1080?
     
  4. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a

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    yup.

    my macbook 1280x800 + external 1920x1080

    my macbook pro 1920x1200 + external 1680x1050
     
  5. /user/me macrumors 6502

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    Right before the universe exploded, yes. You should be fine. the hardware spec page lists the portable's hardware resolution, not the output.
     
  6. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

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    Yes, provided that the monitor's native resolution is 1920x1080.

    Detect Displays will try to find the native resolution of the monitor screen and automatically configure and connect at a base setting.

     

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