Powerbook 12 upgrade video?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by umbilical, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    is possible upgrade video card for powerbook 12 inch? you know for increse the 1024x768... and get a better resolution.

  2. digitalpencil macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    Due to the way laptops are assembled, it's virtually impossible to repacle the graphics cards.. also, LCD screens work differently to the CRT-based counterparts and so can't operate at any resolution over than the native without sufficient loss in quality.. so even if you had the vast technical expertise necessary to undertake such an extreme overhaul, you'd have to replace the LCD as well.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :(
  3. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

    Jul 7, 2008
    Better off buying a new MBP after the update :]
  4. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    The video card in the 12" powerbook already supports resolutions over 1024x768. The problem is that the LCD screen is only 1024x768.

    So really, you want a replacement 12" powerbook LCD screen, with a higher resolution. While this is more feasible than a video card replacement, I've never heard of it being done.

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