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.


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.
  • 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 ?!