External monitor: will it work with PowerBook closed

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I am thinking about buying an external LCD monitor for my 2005 PowerBook. Being a Mac newbie, I have a couple questions:

[1] Is there anything I should consider when picking a monitor?

[2] Will the PowerBook operate when closed? (I'm not interested in using both the external and notebook displays simultaneously; I have an external keyboard and mouse...).

I was previously used to using a docking station for my Windows notebook...



  • Reply 1 of 3
    djmbdjmb Posts: 120member
    make sure the monitor has DVI
  • Reply 2 of 3
    Yes. It's in the Powerbook documentation. I would know, considering I just got my beautiful 17in this past Tuesday.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    argeliusargelius Posts: 309member
    Thanks, all!
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