Maximum MacBook Resolution

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  1. spazattack674 macrumors regular

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    Hi, I'm interested in buying an LCD monitor for my MacBook (Rev. A) and since this is really the first time I've done this I had a couple questions.

    I know that using DVI is clearer, so I should get the Mini-DVI to DVI adaptor, and an LCD monitor that supports it. But I was wondering what the maximum resolution the MacBook can handle is. I was looking at a simple 22" monitor from Acer that has a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050. Would the MacBook be able to handle that sort of resolution, or would it revert to 1280 x 800?

    Here's the link to the monitor, for reference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009094

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    MacBooks can output up to 1920x1200 out of their mini-DVI port. MacBook Pros can output up t0 2560x1600 as they have dual dlink DVI whereas the MacBook does not.
     
  3. spazattack674 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

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    when it comes down to screen resoultion, it isnt the computer that determines the resolution per se, the monitor tells the computer which resoution to use. i have a 19" monitor that i use with my macbook that goes to a resolution of 1280 x 1024, which is higher than that of the macbook.

    so really, you would need to try it. Apple says that thier Cinema Displays work with the macbook and their max resolution is 1680 x 1050 so you should be fine

    hope that helped!
     
  5. spazattack674 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That was my thinking too, thanks!
     
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    The 20" Cinema display is 1680 x 1050
    The 23" Cinema display is 1920 x 1200

    Both of these displays work fine.

    The 30" Cinema display is 2560 x 1600

    This display does not work with the Macbook, only the pro model.

    So yes the Macbook easily will support 1680 x 1050 on your Acer.
     
  7. robotica macrumors 6502a

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    does 1680 x 1050 on my acer vga mon via macbook no bother
     

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