extra display for 12'PBG4 ?

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  1. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

    ozontheroad

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    any recommendations on a decent display to hook up to my PB (see sig)

    used mainly for word and email.

    thnx

    i don't know if this helps but the GPU is:

    NVIDIA GeForce4 MX:
    Chipset Model:GeForce4 MX
    Type: Display
    Bus: AGP
    VRAM (Total):32 MB
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

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    Does the owner's manual put any limit on screen resolution? Honestly, I think any 15" lcd with a vga connection should work for it.

    My fiancee's getting my 2.4 uni MBP, and I'll be hooking my 12" 1.5 g4 pb to her old, tiny LCD. My geforge has 64 megs of ram, and I honestly don't know if it will handle much more than that.
     
  3. ozontheroad thread starter macrumors 6502

    ozontheroad

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    i just had a look at the specs of my PB at everymac.com and found this info:

    Standard VRAM: 32 MB
    Maximum VRAM: 32 MB
    Built-in Display: 12.1" TFT XGA
    Native Resolution: 1024x768
    Details:12.1" TFT XGA active-matrix display with a 1024 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "800 by 600 [and] 640 by 480" when scaled.
    2nd Display Support:
    Dual/Mirroring
    2nd Max. Resolution: 1600x1200
    Details:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 1600x1200 at millions of colors.

    this is the info for your model...

    Standard VRAM: 64 MB
    Maximum VRAM: 64 MB
    Built-in Display: 12.1" TFT XGA
    Native Resolution:1024x768
    2nd Display Support:
    Dual/Mirroring
    2nd Max. Resolution:2048x1536
    Details:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2048x1536 at millions of colors.

    doe's knowing the max resolution supported give a good indication of the maximum size of the display supported ?

    cheers
     
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

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    Yeah, you should just look at the resolution on the monitor you want to hook it up to. I'm just going to hook mine up to the 15" because, well, it's free.

    Good luck.
     

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