Using Retina MacBook Pro with external display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by C4FF, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. C4FF macrumors member

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    Quick question.

    In theory, if I connected a Retina MacBook Pro to an external screen and closed it (with mouse and keybord connected obviously), would the retina display stop completely?

    I ask because if I wanted to game on a HDTV, would the machine being retina but CLOSED use more gpu than a regular MacBook pro doing the same task?

    That was hard to explain :p
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, when you operate in clamshell mode, the internal display is off.
     
  3. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    Yes cause it will go in to sleep mode as soon as you close it
     
  4. C4FF thread starter macrumors member

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