Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

External Monitor maximum Resolution with MacBook Air

3660 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2009 10:43 AM by HendrikWe RSS
HendrikWe Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Aug 21, 2009 12:46 PM
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
  • 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.
    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)


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.