MBP external monitor setup

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  1. II AndyG33 II macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

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    OK...
    so im about to buy a monitor w/ a 1920x1200 resolution...
    and i was wondering what my options were...

    i know ill be able to do clamshell mode w/ a 1920x1200 on the external

    HOWEVER!

    i want to know i can set up a dual monitor (not mirror) with the mbp's screen and the external screen and still have the external at 1920x1200 and the mbp at 1440x900

    whatever info you have would be wonderful!
     
  2. Shannighan macrumors 6502a

    Shannighan

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    you can have up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external monitor
     
  3. Freewayjim macrumors regular

    Freewayjim

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    Yes & yes! That's the current setup I use with my 15" MBP & Samsung T260HD monitor and I love it, especially using FCE4.
     
  4. Shannighan macrumors 6502a

    Shannighan

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    i should have added that i use three monitors on my mbp

    the 1440 x 900 res of the laptop
    a 1680x 1050 samsung
    and a 19" 1440x 900

    display link is great!
     
  5. II AndyG33 II thread starter macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

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    do games still run to a decent potential when hooked up to an external?
    like if im in bootcamp playing crysis...
    will it still run smooth on an external?
    or is that a whole different thing

    the response time is 2ms
     
  6. Shannighan macrumors 6502a

    Shannighan

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    I don't see why you couldn't play your games on the external monitor. Plugging a monitor into the dvi port on the mbp is just like plugging a monitor into the dvi port on any desktop. As long as your mbp is newer with a good graphics card you should he fine. Now you couldn't have the game on both monitors.
     
  7. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

    UltraNEO*

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    When you have an second, third or fouth monitor attached to your system, there will be a additional tab in the Display Control Panel that'll allow you to setup your master/primary display, move the menu bar about and reorganize your screens accoring to personal preference.... for games, it'll normally use the primary display.

    Also, from here you can set up mirrored or custom resolutions for each display, independently.. You'll love it!
     

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