Does the Macbook support the 1440x900 res?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 26, 2006
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.


macrumors regular
Aug 17, 2006
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.


macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
The MacBook's don't come with the adapter do they? It's only the Pro's?


macrumors 601
Jun 1, 2007
Chicago, IL, USA
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.


macrumors member
Nov 1, 2004
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.


Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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.