Maximum Resolution of 2.2 2011 15"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iMackPro, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. iMackPro macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2011
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    Mar 31, 2011
    "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


    Jun 29, 2006
    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

    Mar 31, 2011
    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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