Connecting a 13 MBP to an external display

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

  1. MarloStanfield macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2011
    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

    Feb 3, 2011
    Those are the resolutions for the Macbook's screen, not for an external monitor
  3. MarloStanfield thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2011
    So if I were to hook it up via DVI would it be able to output at 1920x1080?
  4. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2007

    my macbook 1280x800 + external 1920x1080

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

    Feb 28, 2011
    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


    Jul 21, 2010
    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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