Resolution using a MacBook with an external display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mojopixel, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. mojopixel macrumors 6502

    mojopixel

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    Hello,

    I am just about to connect my MacBook to my new 24" external display once I get the DVI adaptor and I just wanted to know what is the highest resolution the MacBook can cope with? Can it cope with 1920x1200?

    cheers,

    mp :)
     
  2. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    1920x1200 is no problem. They run beautifully.
     
  3. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I believe that is actually the highest it will handle.
     
  4. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

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    I ran a 24" Dell Ultrasharp with my MacBook for awhile with no problems.
     
  5. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

    JSchwage

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    If you have a MacBook with the X3100, I'm sure it can handle that fine. My MacBook has a GMA 950 and I notice that if I am watching a movie in 1450x1200 (if a remember correctly) on my 17" Apple CRT while I'm doing other tasks on my MacBook display, the fans tend to kick on quite fast. I've also noticed somewhat of a slowdown in animations in OS X during this time. This could all be because I am watching a movie though while doing a bunch of other tasks.
     

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