The iBook sports a brilliant TFT XGA active-matrix display with 1024-by-768 pixel resolution (borrowed from apple).<br><br>i read the datasheet that you can get from apple on ibooks, but was unable to find my answer. my question...if i buy a 19" monitor to use at home with my ibook, am i limited to the 1024 x 768 that the ibook screen is limited to also? i would like to use my current 1152 x 870 or, potentially, 1280 x 1024. am i out of luck? <br><br>i am also planning on using a external keyboard and an external mouse. heck, i'll probably get an external firewire hd, too. i merely need a laptop because i give a lot of presentations to school districts and various national conferences, etc.<br><br>oh, another question...if i use an external monitor, does the image still appear on the ibook? i would rather the ibook's screen gets to rest as i will use it up to 10 hours a day and won't need the machines monitor if i am viewing the external monitor. <br><br>TIA to anyone who has a current ibook and can answer these questions.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
#1358 - 06/13/0104:13 AMRe: ibooks and external monitors
I have a new iBook but unfortunately sold my 21" CRT before I got a chance to try this out... the iBook's video out only supports mirroring, which means the same image is displayed on the built-in screen as on the monitor. The built-in screen can not be turned off, although can dim it all the way.<br><br>As for the higher resolutions on your CRT... this *should* be possible; the built-in screen will simply be black when you're running the higher resolutions (since it can't display them).<br><br>
thanks, i would hate to waste the ibook's monitor for 10 hours a day if i am using an external monitor most of the time.<br><br>ibook or an old firewire powerbook (pismo?)?? that it is the question. hmmm! decisions...decisions.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
yeah, that barefeats site is actually what got me to thinking about the older powerbooks as an option; however, thanks for pointing it out. but alas, i decided today to wait until july and get the latest/greatest powerbook...hopefully the ti-book gets some attention (evem if it was just released this year) or it will be all for naught. fingers crossed.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
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