Macbook / Macbook Pro compatible with cinema displays

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wirah, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. wirah macrumors newbie

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    I'm hoping to get a macbook or macbook pro and connect it to a 30inch cinema display.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks dudes
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    A MacBook does not have a dual-link port so cannot drive the 30" Cinema display at full resolution (iirc it is capped to 1900x1200). The MacBook Pro does have a dual-link port and can drive the screen to it's full capacity.
     
  3. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Currently only MacBook Pro support a 30" display's resolution.
     
  4. chrisbeebops macrumors regular

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    Either one can connect to the display, but the Macbook cannot use its maximum resolution.

    The Macbook cannot display a resolution higher than 1920x1080 (1080p) on whatever screen is connected, even if that screen supports something higher.

    The Macbook Pro can display resolutions up to 2048x1536.
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Quoted from the Apple Site:

     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Quoted from the MacBook tech specs page

    "and up to 1920 by 1200 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors"

    The MacBook does not have dual-link DVI: it cannot run the 30" at full resolution.
     

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