Max external resolution of MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ChuckB, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. ChuckB macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010

    I have an 28 inch Dell LCD screen that has a native resolution of 1920x1200. Does the MBA support that resolution through the Mini DisplayPort? The specs on the Apple website list the following:

    "Supported resolutions: 1280 by 800 (native), 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio"

    ... but I read that the MBA can also do higher res.

  2. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    The resolutions you posted are for the internal LCD.

    From the Tech Specs:
    In short, yes, the Air will drive that 1920x1200 and higher (including the new 27" ACD and older 30" ACD with an adapter).

    If it's a DVI monitor, though, you will need an adapter.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    You need the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter for 1920x1200 resolution and the dual link version for 2560x1600 resolution. The adapters cost $29 and $99 respectively.

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