Macbook Pro with external display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stewartlittle, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. stewartlittle macrumors regular

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    I am looking at the new mbp, but I have a quick question. I have noticed that the aspect ratio is 1440 by 900. Which i think, even for design will be ok for me on a 15" screen. When i plug the mbp into a larger monitor, say 24" is there any way to make the image on the monitor, 1920 by 1200. Or am i stuck at the 1440. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. valvehead macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can do it. If you turn off mirroring in display preferences, then the external monitor resolution setting will be independent of the internal LCD resolution. The desktop area will also be independent.
     
  3. stewartlittle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, so my 24" monitor is still my best friend
     

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