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giolicious
Oct 18, 2011, 08:00 PM
I bought a Macbook Air 2011 around 2 weeks ago and want to know what display it uses. is it Samsung or LG? How?



CardboardGiant
Oct 18, 2011, 08:20 PM
I bought a Macbook Air 2011 around 2 weeks ago and want to know what display it uses. is it Samsung or LG? How?

Does it matter?

BadaBing!!
Oct 18, 2011, 08:39 PM
From this thread : http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1192807

Display Identification

-open terminal
-paste 'ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6' (without quotes)
-the first line is your display model

example: 13" ultimate - LTH133BT01A01

wrinkster22
Oct 18, 2011, 08:47 PM
what does this mean?
Last login: Sun Oct 16 12:46:22 on console
Pauls-MacBook-Air:~ wrinkster_crinkster$ ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6
LTH133BT01A03
Color LCD
Pauls-MacBook-Air:~ wrinkster_crinkster$

----------

????

Aboo
Oct 18, 2011, 08:54 PM
LTH133BT01A03


Samsung display

giolicious
Oct 18, 2011, 09:31 PM
LP133WP1-TJA3
Color LCD


???

tanhm
Oct 18, 2011, 09:39 PM
LG display


LP133WP1-TJA3
Color LCD


???

CardboardGiant
Oct 18, 2011, 10:03 PM
Too bad TC... Time to return that MBA.

giolicious
Oct 18, 2011, 10:10 PM
Too bad TC... Time to return that MBA.

why?

Aboo
Oct 18, 2011, 11:31 PM
why?

I think he is implying that the LG screen is inferior to the Samsung and hence the supposed "need" to return it.

Honestly, don't listen to all this...decide for yourself; if you are happy with the screen, keep it and enjoy it!

giolicious
Oct 18, 2011, 11:43 PM
I think he is implying that the LG screen is inferior to the Samsung and hence the supposed "need" to return it.

Honestly, don't listen to all this...decide for yourself; if you are happy with the screen, keep it and enjoy it!

im not really sure if it's the display or just OS X font rendering. texts are bit blurry than windows. is this normal? is this has something to do with the LG display? or that's just the way it is on Mac OS?

CardboardGiant
Oct 18, 2011, 11:55 PM
im not really sure if it's the display or just OS X font rendering. texts are bit blurry than windows. is this normal? is this has something to do with the LG display? or that's just the way it is on Mac OS?

I have an LG display and my text isn't blurry at all.

giolicious
Oct 18, 2011, 11:59 PM
I have an LG display and my text isn't blurry at all.

do you mind sending me a screenshot(original size) of this thread using your macbook air with LG?

CardboardGiant
Oct 19, 2011, 12:05 AM
do you mind sending me a screenshot(original size) of this thread using your macbook air with LG?

Sure thing, give me a second.

*edit*

http://i51.tinypic.com/32zp0eh.png

I made this post before taking a screenshot so you know it's legit.

giolicious
Oct 19, 2011, 12:21 AM
Sure thing, give me a second.

*edit*
..

I made this post before taking a screenshot so you know it's legit.


Did you zoom the screen? Are you using the native resolution which is 1440x900? Also 2011 Macbook Air 1.7ghz, 1440x900 with LG display, right?

CardboardGiant
Oct 19, 2011, 12:24 AM
Did you zoom the screen? Are you using the native resolution which is 1440x900? Also 2011 Macbook Air 1.7ghz, 1440x900 with LG display, right?

Native resolution is indeed 1440 x 900. The screen is zoomed in because I put "120%" for page zoom on Google Chrome. (100% is normal, I made it bigger by 20%).

2011 Macbook Air 1.5 ghz, 13 inch with LG display.

giolicious
Oct 19, 2011, 12:28 AM
Native resolution is indeed 1440 x 900. The screen is zoomed in because I put "120%" for page zoom on Google Chrome. (100% is normal, I made it bigger by 20%).

2011 Macbook Air 1.5 ghz, 13 inch with LG display.

Can you do a screenshot instead on Safari but do not zoom just the normal view? thanks.

CardboardGiant
Oct 19, 2011, 12:34 AM
Can you do a screenshot instead on Safari but do not zoom just the normal view? thanks.

Just a moment please.

*edit*

here you go

http://i52.tinypic.com/2v0g474.png

giolicious
Oct 19, 2011, 12:53 AM
Just a moment please.

*edit*

here you go



Thanks CardboardGiant!

your screenshot is the same with my display. I'm really just new to Mac so it's probably because of the font rendering. I'm kinda used to Windows sharper text. Maybe i'll get use to it after some time.

Do you have another air with samsung display we can compare?

CardboardGiant
Oct 19, 2011, 12:59 AM
Thanks CardboardGiant!

your screenshot is the same with my display. I'm really just new to Mac so it's probably because of the font rendering. I'm kinda used to Windows sharper text. Maybe i'll get use to it after some time.

Do you have another air with samsung display we can compare?

I used a 2010 Macbook Pro and switched to a 2011 Macbook Air.

I had a hard time adjusting the first week because MBP's display was sharper and made from Samsung I think. MBA's screen is plastic, not glass so i had headaches the first 2 - 3 days.

I don't have another MBA with Samsung display.

giolicious
Oct 19, 2011, 01:15 AM
I used a 2010 Macbook Pro and switched to a 2011 Macbook Air.

I had a hard time adjusting the first week because MBP's display was sharper and made from Samsung I think. MBA's screen is plastic, not glass so i had headaches the first 2 - 3 days.

I don't have another MBA with Samsung display.

i read somewhere that Mac's font rendering is much better on larger screens. Smaller text fonts like on Macbook Air can be improved with higher pixel density i think. i hope the next 2012 Macbook Air will have a Retina Display.