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    Question Second Display Question
    New Mac user, new to the idea of having a second display monitor

    I bought a new 13 in. Macbook (upgraded RAM to 4Gb and hard drive to 320Gb). I'm looking into buying a widescreen monitor to expand my desktop space and make working / watching movies easier and better (first year college student). I want to buy a quality one that I'll be able to use for a few years, but I have a question. Would my new Macbook, which has a screen resolution of 1280x800, be able to support a full HD monitor with a screen resolution of 1980x1080p such as this one (Gateway FHX2300 bmid 23 Full HD Widescreen Monito at CircuitCity.com

    I plan on buying a DVI or VGA adaptor for the Macbook, and the television comes with DVI and VGA cords along with an HDMI cord and input. I know how to connect the two, but I didn't know if it is an issue for the second display to have a much higher resolution than the main screen.

    any help is appreciated, first post, thank you very much

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    It'll give you all the details about the specs of your machine.
    Once you locate yours, scroll down to the '2nd display support' section.
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    Thank you, very helpful

    2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
    2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
    Details: The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600.

    Am I correct in reading that this would allow me to use a 1080p widescreen 23" monitor through a DVI or VGA connection?

    again, thank you

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    Would not use VGA when DVI is available.

    A single link DVI (regular DVI-D) cable should do the trick.
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