Maximum Resolution of 2.2 2011 15"?

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  1. iMackPro macrumors 6502

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    Im looking into buying a monitor for my new 2011 15" and i havent decided between 1920x1080 , 2560x1440 or some other HD resolution. But before i decide on that, how well can my mac manage that high of a resolution? Can my mac handle any of these resolutions? or am i being unrealistic? Could it handle it in clamshell mode only? Im really confused on this! i have the HD glossy on my mac so is x1056 the highest signal i can send out to another monitor or can i handle something higher?


    Please and thank you!!!!!!:)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    I don't know what "x1056" is, but the maximum resolution for an external display according to Apple is 2560 x 1600 pixel.
     
  3. iMackPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    "x1056" is the resolution of the HD option in the 15" display i cant remember what the first numbers are i think its like 1905x1056 or something. anyways, so youre saying that if i paid for a 2560x1600 display i wouldnt have to reduce the resolution to something lower? and that my mac would be able to play movies at this resolution?
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    The 15-inch MBP has a maximum resolution of 1680x1050. The highest currently supported resolution via an external display is 2560x1600, and no, you'll have no problems playing movies on a monitor with that resolution. You won't have to reduce that (unless you're playing video games) for more normal everyday activities.
     
  5. iMackPro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you! so now i just have to find a monitor! are samsung monitors good ones? i cant afford an ACD, as much as id love to own one
     

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