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LCD monitor with a MBP

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Ok, so I was looking at getting a 20" monitor for my MBP. The monitor resolution is 1650x1024 and my laptop is only 1440x900... Can I mirror it or only use the LCD monitor at it's resolution? I just need more desk space and don't want to have my MBP on my desk or use it as a dual monitor. Thanx!

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If you were going to mirror it, it would be limited to whatever the highest resolution the smallest screen would go to.

 

If you had a 24 inch monitor which could do 19x12, and a 15inch crt which does 10x7, then using mirroring you could only get 10x7 resolution on both screens.

 

You could use the MBP in lid closed mode, by hooking it up to an external keyboard, mouse and screen with the lid closed and then hitting a button on the mouse or keyboard to wake it up. Then you could use the full resolution of the 20inch without doing dual monitors.

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Ok, yeh that's what I wan't to do. Just leave the lid closed and work. I already have the Wireless Keyboard and Mighty Mouse.

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