MacBook pro with Retina Display and a 24 Inch Asus Moniter.

ThisIsMe

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I'm thinking about purchasing a new Retina MacBook pro and I plan on using it with my 24 Inch Asus LED Monitor. Would that work out or is it stupid to go that route?
 

Stetrain

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It should be more than capable of running that monitor, but if you're planning to basically use it like a desktop computer, never taking advantage of the built in display, I think that would be a bit of a waste.
 

ThisIsMe

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Apr 10, 2012
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It should be more than capable of running that monitor, but if you're planning to basically use it like a desktop computer, never taking advantage of the built in display, I think that would be a bit of a waste.
Of course I will. I will be using both as I'm using it now with the none Retina Macbook pro. But when I'm working at home I would like to use the second monitor.
 

Stetrain

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That should work just fine. You might notice the large difference in pixel density when going from the retina screen to the external monitor but otherwise no problem.
 
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