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

    Oct 11, 2007
    Does anyone use this set up?

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


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    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

    Oct 29, 2007
    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

    Mar 26, 2009
    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

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    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


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    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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