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External Monitor maximum Resolution with MacBook Air

3660 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2009 10:43 AM by HendrikWe RSS
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Hi all,

just yersterday i bought an HP w2448hc monitor. The monitor's native resolution is 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz. Now when I connect the monitor to my MacBook Air it only offers me up to 1920 x 1080. I looked at the integrated chipset's specs (it contains a GMA x3100 from Intel) and that chipset seems to support resolutions even higher than 1920 x 1200. I have tried to fix this problem with ScreenResX, but the system would not accept a new resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz.

Has anyone had a problem similar to this before and (hopefully) knows a solution? Any other thoughts on this? Any help greatly appreciated.

Hendrik
Macbook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Monitor: HP w2448hc
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
    The 10.5.8 update may help.
    Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS 3.0.1
  • Musicboy9 Calculating status...
    Hi, I too just got an HP w2448hc monitor to use with my new Macbook pro Unibody 3.0. I am going from the MBP out the mini display to DVI then DVI to the HP monitor. The problem I have is that even at full resolution text hurts my eyes to look at. It is not really fuzzy but something is wrong. I was on the phone to HP for an hour and they were useless any help would be so great! I've tried everything I can think of. I downloaded screenres x but that didn't seem to solve the problem. I am primarily using this monitor with Logic Pro 9 and firefox and I find that with the text looking fuzzy it is very straining on the eyes.
    Thanks,
    iMac 2.4 and Macbook pro 3.06, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Musicboy9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi I am having the same problem as you but with a macbook pro unibody 2009 model on snow 10.6.1. have you found that even at 1920 x 1200 that text looks slightly fuzzy and is annoying to read? I have contacted HP to no avail. Any help would be very appreciated.
    iMac 2.4 and Macbook pro 3.06, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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