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HiddenGem
Mar 21, 2011, 04:36 AM
Hi,

I'm currently trying out a MBA 13" Ultimate (had it 1 week so far), whilst I decide what to do with my current 2007 MBP 15" (4GB,160GB HD), as the keyboard and trackpad stopped working recently (as 3 previous quickfixes at genius bar have failed after a day, some problem with top board section), it'll cost upto 120 to fix properly and no computer for upto 2 weeks.

I'm undecided whether to repair the MBP and keep that going until they bring out a 15" Air or keep the MBA, repair and sell the MBP.

The main reason I'm undecided is that the screen doesn't appear to look as good a my current pre-unibody MBP, although it is sharper, but lacks colour depth and has a washed out feel to it when compared side by side. I have tweaked with calibrations to improve it at the expense of a blue tinge.

Any advice on which one I should keep and/or the screen differences?

Why doesn't the Air have a different screen to? if it supposed to be the next generation of Macbook's, why does the screen not appear as good.



entatlrg
Mar 21, 2011, 09:45 AM
As many have already mentioned here most are extremely pleased with the MBA screen.

You must just be used to your 4 year old screen and not liking the adjustment to a new one.

I'd keep the Air, when they're not side by side within a day or two it will seem the same, actually I think much better.

seb-opp
Mar 21, 2011, 10:20 AM
Ive seen several reviews of the MBA, saying its screen is one of the best! Surely the old MBP with a matte screen would look more washed out than a MBA glossy screen? If you're in a dark room, lower the brightness.

HiddenGem
Mar 21, 2011, 10:28 AM
Ive seen several reviews of the MBA, saying its screen is one of the best! Surely the old MBP with a matte screen would look more washed out than a MBA glossy screen? If you're in a dark room, lower the brightness.

Old one is still a glossy screen with the glass.

Which reviews have you been reading?

Here's a review:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/backstage/comments/on-2010s-macbook-air-screen-quality-can-it-finally-replace-the-pro/

HiddenGem
Mar 26, 2011, 11:00 AM
Any more advice today?

Anyone bothered by the washed out screen compared to a 15" MBP?

aristobrat
Mar 26, 2011, 11:45 AM
Anyone bothered by the washed out screen compared to a 15" MBP?
Not enough to give up the significantly improved performance that comes from the SSD (the way I use my Mac, anyways).