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    External Moniter
    So I'd like an external monitor for my macbook.

    Since the MacBook has integrated graphics, whats the highest resolution it can display? Would it be high enough for say, a 24'' monitor?

    BTW, I'm running 2 gigs of ram.
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    hi i got a hd tv for my macbook to run in to and the best rez that i have it running at is 1360x768 there are other rez that it will run at but most seam to strech or distort the display and i use mine for photoshop and graphic work so i can not be working on a steched display

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBookie View Post
    So I'd like an external monitor for my macbook.

    Since the MacBook has integrated graphics, whats the highest resolution it can display? Would it be high enough for say, a 24'' monitor?

    BTW, I'm running 2 gigs of ram.
    Thanks.
    I'm using a dell 20in at 1680x1050, works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    Which, does not seem to have the specs on what resolution of external monitor a macbook can drive.

    Mine drives a Samsung 22" widescreen LCD at 1680x1250. I think the biggest monitor the Macbook can drive at it's native resolution is the one down from the Apple 30" Cinema Display. Which means you probably won't want to get one of those, but then again aren't those about US$900? That kind of cash, and you probably have a MBP (and a Ferrari, a mansion, a solid gold refrigerator with an ice maker that makes smaller solid gold refrigerators, and a supermodel wife/movie star husband depending on which is your preference ) and a dang good reason to have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerj View Post
    Which, does not seem to have the specs on what resolution of external monitor a macbook can drive.

    Mine drives a Samsung 22" widescreen LCD at 1680x1250. I think the biggest monitor the Macbook can drive at it's native resolution is the one down from the Apple 30" Cinema Display. Which means you probably won't want to get one of those, but then again aren't those about US$900? That kind of cash, and you probably have a MBP (and a Ferrari, a mansion, a solid gold refrigerator with an ice maker that makes smaller solid gold refrigerators, and a supermodel wife/movie star husband depending on which is your preference ) and a dang good reason to have them.
    Graphics and video support

    * Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory3
    * 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
    * Built-in iSight camera
    * Mini-DVI port
    * DVI output using mini-DVI to DVI adapter (sold separately)
    * VGA output using mini-DVI to VGA adapter (sold separately)
    * Composite and S-video output using mini-DVI to video adapter (sold separately)

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    Well, okay so I didn't see that. I'm at work and we have a software freeze so people are getting stressed. So there you have it.

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    External Monitor
    So, I'm buying an external monitor for my MacBook and, since I'm kinda cheap and/or poor, I'd like to use it as my televison too. I have a very small apartment.

    I've found a USB tuner I like but, I'm trying to figure out how to connect my PS2 to the monitor via VGA.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
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