macbook and Dell 27" Ultrasharp Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asphalt-proof, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. asphalt-proof macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking to replace my G4 iLamp and had a thought: The Macbook new graphics support a native 1920x1200 resolution. This is the same resolution as the Dell 27" monitor. However, I have no experience doing something like this. Can this be done? Does a 27" monitor require a dual DVi card like a 30"? Is there a better way of setting something like this up?

    This is going in our bedroom and will supported by my soon-to-be macbook, a Wii, Xbox, and tv (run the tv through eyetv.) The Dell monitor has the inputs to do all this. But I want to make sure that the macbook can run the Dell well. Like games and such. Any thoughts?
     
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    you should have no problems running the dell at the native resolution. I dont really know how the gaming performance will be (although you'll probably have to knock down the resolution for that stuff).
     
  3. asphalt-proof thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I should have probably clarified the gaming comment. I don't run the latest, greatest games. I like Battlefield 1942, UT 2003/04, Halo, Diablo 2, etc. and a couple of Windows games as well. Really not looking to push the envelope. I don't demand framerates over 30. (anything after 30 is undetectable to the human eye... or so I'm told.) And I usually don't run games at their highest settings. Unless the computer is more than capable of handling it. As I get older though, the games get less important so maybe its not that big a deal anyway. Thanks for the comment.
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    FYI I've ended up not being super-impressed with the X3100 IGPU... it's still very much an IGPU. The GMA950 was completely useless, but the X3100 is more likely to be frustratingly useless.

    You shouldn't have any functional problems with the 2707WFP though. One issue I have with it and the reason that I've consigned all the 2707WFP's I have to wallmount monitor & TV feed duty is that at normal monitor distances it makes me feel a little odd for some reason. It's something I don't get with any other monitor I use - the 2407 or 3007WFP, not the Eizos and not the 23" or 30" ACD. I don't know if it's anything to do with the pixel density and perception (the 2707WFP has, I believe, the lowest pixel density among all widescreens under 30") But if it's going to be a 'from a distance' bedroom rig I suppose it's not an issue for you either.
     
  5. masse macrumors 6502a

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    Trust me, your eyes can tell the difference between 60 fps and 100 fps.

    But most console games run at 25ish frames anyway..so as long as you are used to that you should be ok.
     

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