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    Macbook and Monitor help

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    Hi,
    Ive got a white late 2008 macbook and I would like to connect it to:

    misco.co.uk/app…d=0

    via vga. (mini-dvi to vga adapter and then vga cable to monitor)

    will I be able to display at full resolution 1920x1080?

    many thanks

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    whats the maximum output your Mac can do? Thats the limitation here I think.

    I would say yes - OS X is very good at detecting monitors and if it's supported it should be able to use it.

    Chrishill - the only limitation is the OS itself and I know from experience it'll output at 1920 x 1080

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    thansksguys but ive heard that the max output for a macbook via VGA is 1600x1200(not sure about 1200 part)

    Xb0xGuru;3980639

    I would say yes - OS X is very good at detecting monitors and if it's … I would say yes - OS X is very good at detecting monitors and if it's supported it should be able to use it.Chrishill - the only limitation is the OS itself and I know from experience it'll output at 1920 x 1080



    ah cool, I wasn't sure what the max output on a mac was, I was thinking along the lines of needing both a graphics card/chip capable of outputting 1920 x 1080 and a monitor capable of displaying it

    Maximum is 1920 x 1200 (as stated by other members above)

    Stated in specification:
    support.apple.com/kb/SP5

    Graphics and video support

    Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native … Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 1920 by 1200 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors

    Magic_monkey;3980668

    Maximum is 1920 x 1200 (as stated by other members above)Stated in … Maximum is 1920 x 1200 (as stated by other members above)Stated in specification:http://support.apple.com/kb/SP5



    forums.macrumors.com/sho…613

    The ]manual says (on Page 66) "Note: Your MacBook supports external … The ]manual says (on Page 66) "Note: Your MacBook supports external display resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 on AppleDVI displays and up to 1600 x 1200 on VGA displays."



    so I'm going to say check page 66 of your manual

    Original Poster Banned

    Im aware of that but a quick google search shows that apparently that is when using dvi and using vga its less

    Original Poster Banned

    thanks a lot chrishill can anyone suggest a deal as good as that with dvi? its £115 delivered for 22" with 1920x1080 (high res important for me over rest)
    many thanks

    chrishill;3980696

    so I'm going to say check page 66 of your manual



    Ah thanks for clearing that up.
    Surely that'd be the first place you'd look...? lol

    Now that's sorted,
    Has anyone seen the new functions of iLife '09? I was literally drooling at the automatic face recognition (not just detection) on iPhoto. It's out at the end of the month but I cannot wait for that!

    I have iWork '09 but that's just boring compared to iLife '09!

    [EDIT] Sorry, didn't see your additional question. Please finish your enquiries before I hijack your thread

    Original Poster Banned

    wait a minute carley has managed to get 1900x1200 by using vga?

    We need a screenshot.

    Original Poster Banned

    carley are you using a mini-dvi to vga adapter and then the vga cable that came with the monitor. It doesnt make sense according to the manual because its higher...

    lol well we don't really need one, your word is just fine.
    But one of this perhaps if you want?
    http://uploadpsd.com/file/48877.png
    So you have a VGA outputting 1900x1200 for definite?

    [EDIT] Damn you're fast!!

    I noticed :thumbsup:

    Original Poster Banned

    im gonna ring apple and ask them whether its possible

    Original Poster Banned

    Well hard to understand the guy but he seemed to say that it would work at the max resolution of 1920 x 1080 using vga. didn't have too much faith in him though so im a bit stuck...

    Original Poster Banned

    yeah good idea on the phone to someone else now would you agree that the monitor seems like a good deal?
    Or would it be better to wait and get one with dvi when it comes up?

    Original Poster Banned

    thanks ill do that just wait for a good deal (not vga) thansk a lot for all your help
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