6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2009 10:43 AM by HendrikWe
HendrikWe Level 1 (0 points)
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
  • HendrikWe Level 1 (0 points)
    What I forgot:
    I was trying to use the Apple miniDVI to DVI adaptor and then a dvi to hdmi wire to connect to the monitor. when i use vga to connect to the monitor the full 1920 x 1200 are supported. maybe the dvi->hdmi connection is the real problem then. still looking for a solution (I really wouldn't want to buy another wire)...
    p.s. there seems to be no "edit"-function, is there?
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 (28,075 points)
    The 10.5.8 update may help.
  • HendrikWe Level 1 (0 points)
    It did. Thanks!
  • Musicboy9 Level 1 (0 points)
    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,
  • Musicboy9 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.
  • HendrikWe Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Musicboy,

    this is quite a late reply but just in case you haven't yet found a solution: I cannot say that it strains my eyes at all. I've been working with the monitor for 3 months now, sometimes for 8 hours straight and have nothing to complain about after my resolution problem had been solved! In fact I am very happy not having purchased the apple cinema display considering the two displays' cost benefit ratio...

    Are you sure you're running the full resolution and not some streched setting ?!

    Regards,

    Hendrik