External display with the lid closed?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by skwoytek, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2005
    I know closing the lid on the old MacBook would completely put the Mac to sleep. However, on the MacBook Pro you can close the lid and continue to use the Mac with an external screen.

    I haven't found this specific information covered. I did find that the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter page on the Apple store reads, "You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees."

    Can someone confirm that an external display can be used with the 13-inch Aluminum MacBook's lid closed. Thanks.
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Uhhh, you could use an external display with a white MacBook with the lid closed. When you close the lid all you have to do is wake up the MacBook with a mouse or keyboard. I'm pretty sure it's the same way for the new MacBook too.

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