MBP 13" hooked up to a monitor = ? resolution

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SoCalRich, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. SoCalRich macrumors 6502

    SoCalRich

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    Does anyone know what the max screen resolution would be if I plugged in a monitor to a NEW MBP 13" with the Nvidia Geforce 320m? 1440x900 or 1680X1050 or ???

    I assume it would be 1680x1050. I want to use it for running Photoshop CS4/5. Would this work out ok?

    I know the i7 17" would be cool but the $$$ is just more then I can afford right now.
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    It would be whatever the resolution of the screen is, up to 2560 x 1600.
     
  3. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    I think its 1920x1200 with the single-link Mini-displayport -> DVI/VGA adapter ($29), and 2560x1600 or so with the dual-link mini-displayport -> DVI adapter ($99)
     
  4. SoCalRich thread starter macrumors 6502

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    WOW... That was fast.. Thanks...
     
  5. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    No problem. If you want to save some $$ monoprice.com sells some mini-displayport -> DVI/VGA adapters for $9 or so:

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428

    obviously not Apple brand but many have used them with no problems. Not too big a deal though, the $20 if you want to go official. That $99 Apple dual-link minidisplayport -> DVI is killer though, but if one could afford a 30"+ monitor that does 2560x1600 res I suppose $99 is chump change lol.
     
  6. SoCalRich thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it and bookmarked for future ref.... Thanks for the heads up... :D
     
  7. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a

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    They have invented Display Port monitors.

    Dell and HP sell a bunch of them. On such monitors, no adapter would be needed to achieve 2560x1600. You'd just need a dirt cheap Mini-DP to DP cable like this:

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    (I'm pointing this out because I bet you won't be able to find ANY NEW 2560x1600 monitor lacking Display Port.....the 99$ apple adapter is for OLD monitors...)

    ps: remember that a 2560x1440 Apple Cinema Display is coming somewhen in 2010, and that DOESN'T need an adapter either.
     
  8. SoCalRich thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks... This is GREAT info...
     

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