3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2010 10:40 PM by mde1
cmw2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is the video card powerful enough to drive a projector?

After several attempts and finally arrived at the MacBook Pro before I found something powerful enough. Tried with a Mac Mini. Not powerful enough to handle Keynote with video. Tried MacBook. Bogged down with transitions. So, went to MacBook Pro (unibody is the current one).

Separate video card has proven the key. Asked at the Apple store. They did not know. Thought someone here could answer.

Thanks,

Craig

G5, iBook, MacMini, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • josemari Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    Strange question. Any modern Mac will drive a projector.
  • Jeff Greenberg Level 3 Level 3 (585 points)
    cmw2 wrote:
    Is the video card powerful enough to drive a projector?

    After several attempts and finally arrived at the MacBook Pro before I found something powerful enough. Tried with a Mac Mini. Not powerful enough to handle Keynote with video. Tried MacBook. Bogged down with transitions. So, went to MacBook Pro (unibody is the current one).

    Separate video card has proven the key. Asked at the Apple store. They did not know. Thought someone here could answer.


    Very odd...I have no idea what you put in your presentations but I have been able to give Keynote presentations with transitions and video on a lowly iPad with no problems. The MBA should be just fine. Actually so should the Macbook -- even the original Core Duo Macbook was adequate for Keynote (I've done this also).
  • mde1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I've used my new Macbook Air for a few presentations so far and it does great. I do try and keep it plugged in when I can because I would think that pushing both the laptop and external monitor, the computer might get bogged down.