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Can my 13'' Macbook Pro handle a 27 inch 2560x1440 monitor?

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3 years ago#1
It has an Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB. I only care about the hi-res graphics when gaming on my PC, so I wouldn't mind if it downscaled to 1080p.

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3 years ago#2
It can handle for basic use I think but for gaming hell no. Also gaming on a mac?!? You wont be doing much with that for gaming period.
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3 years ago#3
Fade2black001 posted...
It can handle for basic use I think but for gaming hell no. Also gaming on a mac?!? You wont be doing much with that for gaming period.


Not sure if you only read the topic title, but I use my PC for gaming and my Macbook for everyday use. For my Macbook, I wouldn't mind if it downscaled to 1080p.
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3 years ago#4
Macbook Pro's Intel HD 4000 can handle up to 2560x1600 external display for both mirror and dual-monitor use.
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3 years ago#5
Thanks for the help!
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3 years ago#6
Star_Nuts posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
It can handle for basic use I think but for gaming hell no. Also gaming on a mac?!? You wont be doing much with that for gaming period.


Not sure if you only read the topic title, but I use my PC for gaming and my Macbook for everyday use. For my Macbook, I wouldn't mind if it downscaled to 1080p.


My bad..

After looking at the specs for the HD 4000 its max res is like 3860x2160. So it can but only Dual link DVI and and Display port can do that. I dont think HDMI can do that yet. So I think your mac only has an HDMI port right? So since it will be connected to HDMI the max resolutio you will get is maybe 1920x1200.
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3 years ago#7
Fade2black001 posted...
Star_Nuts posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
It can handle for basic use I think but for gaming hell no. Also gaming on a mac?!? You wont be doing much with that for gaming period.


Not sure if you only read the topic title, but I use my PC for gaming and my Macbook for everyday use. For my Macbook, I wouldn't mind if it downscaled to 1080p.


My bad..

After looking at the specs for the HD 4000 its max res is like 3860x2160. So it can but only Dual link DVI and and Display port can do that. I dont think HDMI can do that yet. So I think your mac only has an HDMI port right? So since it will be connected to HDMI the max resolutio you will get is maybe 1920x1200.


Macbook Pro has a Mini Displayport, so the resolution limit is not an issue.
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