External Display help please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by beerglass007, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2008
    Hi all

    I have a unibody 15" MBP and looking for an external display. I'm not wanting to pay loads of money and don't really want something too big.

    If I was to get something like a 22" samsung monitor which has a higher res than the mac book pro would the mac book pro display this higher res on the external monitor?

    As the MBP is 1440 x 900 would this be the max the MBP go display on the external monitor. Because if the MBP can't display the native res of the monitor it might look a little rubbish

  2. msprouls macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2007
    Apple handles multi display very well, you just need an adapter.

    The external monitor res is independent of the laptop's display, as long as you don't mirror the display. I have an external 24" running at 1920x1200 while my laptop display is running at 1440x900. You just get an extended desktop and it's very addictive.
  3. beerglass007 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2008

    Ok many thanks

    So basically your get a bigger desktop because of the RES.

    What's the highest RES the video card in the MBP will support just so I know not to get anything to high.

    So monitors seem to go very high these days
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    From apple's MBP tech specs site :
    For reference, the 2560 x 1600 are the 30 inch displays.
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It'll support any display except the IBM T220 (and variations)

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