External display and MBP question

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  1. Puckman
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    Forgive all the noobie questions. I'm trying to learn as much as I can before taking the plunge into MBP world :)

    I know the MBP will allow for an external display (thought DVI) to be connected. Besides the obvious of the external display mirroring the MBP's built-in display. Will the MBP (with Leopard) allow me to use the external display in extended mode? (i.e. two different desktops displaying "side by side")
     
  2. DocSmitty
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    Yes, and that's generally a better way to do it as you are not limited to the same resolution as your MBP's screen as you are with mirroring.
     
  3. Puckman
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    Cool! Thanks!

    I saw most "tech specs" pages on the Apple site listed "supports extended desktop mode". But no such mention on the MBP specs. So I wasn't sure.
     
  4. benlangdon
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    yup extended desktop works

    and its the best

    i am on it right now and it couldn't be more amazing

    maybe if there was an easier way to have 3 or 4 screens:rolleyes:
     

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