So will pretty much any monitor work?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by GMacDaddyTPO, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. GMacDaddyTPO macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2007
    I've been thinking of getting an external display for a long time now (This 13.3 in. doesn't cut it after awhile). Looking on New Egg, I see that there are some pretty inexpensive 19" wide-screens in the $150-$200 range.

    Now, if I were to buy one, making sure it was DVI, and I had a mini-DVI to DVI connector for my MacBook, would pretty much any of them work? I started reading about some different variations of the DVI and was getting a bit confused. Also, does the screen size make a difference? Say, if I found a 22" that I like better, would my computer still drive it decently?

  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    The MacBook can drive any monitor with resolutions up to 1920*1200 pixels. ANd you do not have to make sure that it has DVI In since the MiniDVI port can also utilize a MiniDVI-VGA adapter.
  3. GMacDaddyTPO thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2007
    Well right, but there's different kinds. DVI-D, DVI-A, DVI-I, ect.


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