Macbook able to drive 1920x1200?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by servognome, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. servognome macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at changing from my old Macbook Pro that I got last year to the new Macbook mostly because of portability.
    I do use my current MBP at home with a 23" ACD, and the video drives well enough for my daily use as well as low action games like Civ4 and WoW.

    My biggest worry in going from the Pro to the new MB is running WoW, or stuttering when watching videos on the external monitor.
    Anybody have experience wtih the new Macbook with a 23" ACD? Any problems with the video running video, games, or anything at the higher resolution.
     
  2. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    It should, I mean it will power the new LED display which has that resolution or better I forget.

    ChrisN
     
  3. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    From Apple.com:
    So yes.
     
  4. MacGeekDC macrumors 6502

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    I think he knows that you can use a 23" ACD. He wants to know how well it works or if there is lag and stuff like that. I don't have a alu MB but I do have a unibody MBP and 20" ACD and I haven't noticed any issues when using the 9400M(same one as the MacBook).
     
  5. buckeye17 macrumors member

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    The Macbook's resolution is significantly lower... 1280x800.
     
  6. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    it is an LCD screen by the way, the LED is for the backlight of the LCD screen. :)
     
  7. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    The new LED display has a resolution of 1920x1200.
     
  8. buckeye17 macrumors member

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    Ahh, I thought that poster was referring to the Macbook's LED display.
     
  9. servognome thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this is what I was asking, sorry I wasn't clear.
    I know technically the Macbook is capable of running an external monitor at higher resolution, but what I'm wondering about is if the video chip is capable of handling video & low action games smoothly at the higher resolution.
     

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