Does anyone have a set up with a 17 inch MBP and external display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr D, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mr D macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone use this set up?

    If so, do you recommend it or do you recommend a 15 + external?
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    i use a 15" and the 24" ACD and i dont see why you would need a 17". the only thing i wish i had was the battery life of the 17":rolleyes:
     
  3. onesixeight macrumors member

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    I was using my 17" Unibody with a 30" Cinema Display, but the dual-dvi adapter is horrible. I was getting static and shifting of colors on my external display.

    I would not recommend using the dual link dvi adapter. The DVI adapter works much better, but you cannot use the 30" cinema display.
     
  4. livlif macrumors member

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    I'm using a 17" with the 24" ACD and it is awesome to be able to run them together in their native resolution.
     
  5. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Same setup, and it's nice but with the 17" screen and great battery I am finding myself at my desk less and less :)

    It is however a great setup if you need a larger screen.
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I don't bother hooking an external display, except my 26" HDTV which I use to watch TV Shows/Movies on. Besides that, my 17" is almost never at my desk unless it needs a charge. Once the battery is near full or full, I take it to another room and use it.

    Would explain why I nearly have 60 battery cycles in less than 2 months.
     

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