Linked by Eddyspeeder on Tue 6th Oct 2009 22:01 UTC
Apple Late June 2009 I bought a 13" MacBook Pro (2.26 GHz, 4 GB RAM). I suppose that after just three months, the blinding "first joys" over getting a laptop have worn off. By now, I deem my thoughts about this device to be realistic and of an appropriate level. The past few weeks I attained mastery over the Mac OS through personal discovery, accompanied by a very insightful book; I bought additional software and hacked the Dock to suit my preferences.
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Its ok with me too
by Machster on Wed 7th Oct 2009 19:21 UTC
Machster
Member since:
2007-05-15

I just bought a MBP 13" last month. This happened to coincide with the death of my PMac G5 motherboard, (which btw is happening to many others at this time). I like the thing but there is one problem. Despite Apple's published technical specs that claim it will drive a monitor at 2560x1600, it will not drive my 22" vga monitor any higher than 1600x1200 @65hz. Even Nvidia states that the built in card supports vga up to 2048x1536.

So I called Apple support. The first person I talked to insisted that I upgrade the software on my analog monitor. Seeing I wasn't getting anywhere they gave someone at the 2nd level support. After explaining the situation to this individual several times he told me he would check with the engineers and call me back.

I am still waiting...

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RE: Its ok with me too
by polaris20 on Wed 7th Oct 2009 19:31 in reply to "Its ok with me too"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

It does support up to 2560x1600 on an external. With DVI.

Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors


Unfortunately Apple's tech page does not specify at what point they require DVI. They should definitely change that.

I personally have mine running on a 1920x1200 screen, so it definitely works with DVI. I'll try plugging the VGA cable in and seeing if that works, but judging by your issue I'm guessing it won't.

Edited 2009-10-07 19:33 UTC

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RE[2]: Its ok with me too
by bogomipz on Thu 8th Oct 2009 21:49 in reply to "RE: Its ok with me too"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

Don't bother, I already learned the hard way that 1920x1200 requires DVI.

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RE: Its ok with me too
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 7th Oct 2009 23:13 in reply to "Its ok with me too"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

So I called Apple support. The first person I talked to insisted that I upgrade the software on my analog monitor.


...seriously? What was his next suggestion, "check your modem springs"?

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