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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

iBook - 12 inch ibook and widescreen external monitor

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I am very interested in using an external widescreen lcd monitor with my 12 ibook g4 @ home. I don't really mind that I can't use it as a dual monitor but I don't like the fact that maximum resolution it can support on an external monitor is only 1024x768.

Is there a software workaround? I heard of some ibook hack but it only supports the dual screen spanning correct?

I would REALLY REALLY appreciate some help b/c lcd monitor's are getting dirt cheap and I would love to ease of a bigger screen on my eyes.

appreciate the help
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you could always go way big by geting a projector
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mmmm projectors

...we use them at my work for school and most of them cost over $5000 each. Even if you get a bigger screen and only do 1024x768 it will still be much bigger then what you have now. Verything will just end up being very big.

After I posted, I did a little search and came across this...

Ibook with external 20" screen?

This should fix your little problem. You may be able to come up with some more results with search and a "ibook resolution hack" query!
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