External Monitor Size Limit for Late 2006 MB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thatdarnfish, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. thatdarnfish macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking about purchasing a 24" monitor for my late 2006 MB. Will the MB have enough computer power to run a monitor of this size, especially if I watch HD? Thanks in advance for your help--
     
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  3. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    I have heard of Mac Minis with the Intel GMA 950 (the same graphics card as yours) being used as a media centre with HD video. So I guess yours would be fine. And you are limited to monitors with a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 when using DVI.
     
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    2560x1600 is maxium
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    DVI, yes.

    MacBook, no. ;)

    And since you've edited, yes, it's output ONLY.
     
  6. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    No. The MacBook has a Mini DVI port that can be adapted into many different ports. When using DVI, the maximum resolution the Mini DVI port can handle is 1920x1200.
     

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