new 13inch macbook pro and 30inch cinema display performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by odyth, May 17, 2011.

  1. odyth macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    I am debating between the new 13inch macbook pro and the 15 inch macbook pro. I have a 13inch now and love how small it is and am worried that the 15 inch will be too big when i go on airplanes and stuff. I noticed that the new 13 inch macbook pros can power the 30inch apple cinema at full resolution. has anyone tried this and if so does it perform well? or am i better off getting the 15 inch macbook which has a better video card.

  2. odyth thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
  3. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2009
    To be honest, the 15" is probably more suited to powering that kind of resolution.

    I'm not saying it won't work, but the 13" would be more suited to 1080p or even 1920x1200.
  4. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    From Apple's page on specs for the 13"...

    Graphics and video support

    Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
    Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors

    Enjoy. :)
  5. shelhed217 macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2010
    In defense of the 15 inch tho i travel with one on planes every week and don't have any problems with it, but i am a smaller person.
    Whatever you choose should be fine :)

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