I recall that Macbooks produced in 2009-2011 supported a maximum external resolution (through Thunderbolt or DVI) of
An aspect ratio of
16:10 is much more useful for those who use their Macbooks mostly for work, rather than entertainment. The aspect ratio of
16:9 is more suitable for entertainment.
Yet Macbooks produced starting in 2012, and before supporting 4K external resolution, appear to provide only
2560x1440 (which is
It's really a pity, because this may be one factor why it's impossible to find
2560x1600 monitors in the 24" and 27" variety. To get
16:10 one must move all the way to the cumbersome 30", and then the DPI is hardly impressive.
But before buying any monitor for a "legacy" Macbook, it's nice to know for sure.
How do I determine the maximum external resolution supported on a given Macbook? Is this available in
System Information...? I see the type of graphics card there, but not the resolution. Under
Thunderbolt I see the speed (10GB/s x2), but not the resolution.