MacBook Video Card

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thisisarcadia, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. thisisarcadia macrumors 6502

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    Ok so i am planning on buying a 32 inch LCD tv for an external monitor for my Macbook for a bigger workplace. Yesterday i went to the apple store and they told me that Macbooks do not support 30 in monitors or above because of power consumption. But today i went to best buy where they let me hook up my mac to the the tv i am planning on buying. Its a Samsung! anyways it worked and the color was crisp and it gave me an option to have a higher resolution than what it's supposed to have. Later i tested a 50 inch Samsung and that was good. It had a nice crisp color and it even gave me an option to change my resolution to full high def. but the screen started shaking so i downgraded. Anyways to my question i am using a mini DVI-DVI to DVI-HDMI and i was wondering even though it is working fine is it and will it put a lot of strain on the video card inside the MacBook? Should I be worried about that? Please give me your advice/ knowledge on the subject. :apple:
     
  2. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    It is a last Gen notebook with the Intel graphics card right? It could do fine with a 35" screen my little mac Mini with a 950 intel graphics does fine with the 26" and so far no strain.
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Any new (Al) MacBook will run (almost) any screen with the proper adapter. The old (plastic) MacBook will only support displays with a resolution up to 1920x1200. And trust me, the video card has no problem running an external display.
     
  4. thisisarcadia thread starter macrumors 6502

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