Want to make switch but very confused about something

AcousticDoc

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 18, 2005
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I'm about to make the switch to apple (hopefully when the new ibooks come out!) but I am perplexed about connecting an ibook to an External monitor. Right now I have a crappy HP laptop which I use with a 19inch LCD. If I use the ibook will I only be able to 1024 res on a 19 inch ibook? Isn't there a way to turn off the ibook screen without hack and bump up the external monitor res? Or am I just wrong about everything?

-very confused
 

ham_man

macrumors 68020
Jan 21, 2005
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Or if you are warry about the hack, any PowerBook can run an external monitor at higher resolutions...
 

Mavimao

macrumors 6502a
Feb 16, 2005
854
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Lyon, France
The hack is just software based so it won't harm your system. The only reason the iBooks won't let you spawn is because of a limitation in the OS. The hack just tells the OS to ignore that limitation.

Stupid marketing.