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    Dual monitor...?
    Hi (my first post)

    I have a Macbook, core 2 Duo, 2GB.

    I want to get another monitor.
    Since the Macbook has a kinda standard graphics card...Are there any limits with the resolution it supports...
    ie...can I get a 1600x1200 or 1900x...

    The other thing I am wondering is...
    Does a Macbook like mine work ok with another monitor?...is it slower?
    I use progomes like Flash and Photoshop.

    Thanks

    Grrr

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    From Apples tech sheet for the Macbook:

    Graphics and video support
    Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory(3)
    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

    Available here.

    If you start running dual monitors along with any video intensive program, you probably will have issues with only 64 MB VRAM.
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    Great.. .thanks bobtomay...just what I wanted to hear


    If anyone has had a 'real life experience'...using a another monitor on a macbook (like mine) and using graphics progames (photoshop etc..)...please let me know how it went.


    Thanks

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    Great.. .thanks bobtomay...just what I wanted to hear


    If anyone has had a 'real life experience'...using a another monitor on a macbook (like mine) and using graphics progames (photoshop etc..)...please let me know how it went.


    Thanks


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