Old (white) MacBook - Max video output?

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  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040

    MBHockey

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    My brother has a white MacBook that he bought approximately two years ago. He wants to buy an external monitor, but I'm not sure what the max video output is for that MacBook.

    I don't want to buy a nice 21" 1080p monitor only to see that his MacBook can't support that high a resolution.

    Also, is there any reason why this monitor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001313) would be a bad choice for that MacBook?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    All MacBooks can do 1080p.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP23

     
  3. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    I know for sure my similarly aged white macbook can drive a monitor of 1680x1050, and I would be quite certain that it can do 1920x1200 too, my only hesitations being; I thought it would be great using my 20" dell at 1680x1050 cause I would effectively have more screen real estate, however, I dunno if its just my poor-ish eyesight, but I can't effectively read text from 3 feet away, so I had to lower the res back to 1280x800 making it more comfortable to use from a distance.
     
  4. MBHockey thread starter macrumors 68040

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