Does the Macbook support the 1440x900 res?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tipdrill407, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    Hi i'm planning to hoook up my Macbook to my 19 inch Samsung Monitor (native resolution 1400x900) for use at my desk. My PC has already occupied the DVI port on the monitor, and DVI versions of KVM switches are wayy to expensive right now, so my only option is to use the VGA port. I was wondering if the Macbook will output 1400x900 through VGA? I know my PC which has dual digital and analog outputs will NOT support 1400x900 through VGA and I was wondering if this was the same story on the macbook. Thanks.
     
  2. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Why don't you check on Apple's website? Also since when did the MacBook have a VGA port
     
  3. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

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    The MacBook can support up to 1920X1200 resolution on an external display. It doesn't have a VGA port built in, but you can buy the Mini DVI to VGA adapter.
     
  4. Luis macrumors 65816

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    But will the VGA port itself support it?
     
  5. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    The MacBook's don't come with the adapter do they? It's only the Pro's?
     
  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    They don't come with an adapter, but you can buy one for $19. I think that there are three different options that you can get, it just depends on what kind of display you wish to use.
     
  8. RonJ83 macrumors member

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    to answer your question, yes it does, however you do need an adaptor. i was at a local mac store when i got my macbook and they told me the adaptor doesnt come with the pros either.
     
  9. Luis macrumors 65816

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  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Curse the cost-saving that stopped supplying any of these adapters. The mini-XXX to VGA one at least is pretty crucial, for using LCD displays to run presentations, if nothing else. :eek:

    In any event, there isn't any fundamental limitation of VGA that prevents it from doing widescreen resolutions. However, AFAIK, what resolutions show up is a function not only of the computer but also of the display. For instance many users have inconsistent nuisance problems with HDTVs that accept some resolutions in DVI/HDMI and others in VGA and still others in component....

    If nothing else, SwitchResX or the like will be able to get you the res you need.
     

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