View Full Version : Quick question on 15" PB Al screen

Sep 20, 2003, 11:24 AM

I placed an order for a 15" powerbook Al earlier this week. Been looking forward to it, however I was just reading that the screen is the same 15.2" screen from the Ti, and not a new screen that had been rumoured. My own fault for rushing the purchase.

Can anyone confirm this, and can anyone offer an opinions on how the screen looks?

I never owned a 15" PB Ti, but a friend did and whilst his picture was nice, it was noticibly blurrier than my ibook screen. Plus I saw a Ti next to the 17" PB in a store recently, and ignoring the size difference, the screen on 17" PB was clearly sharper and more vibrant, at least to my eyes.

All opinions from owners or people who have seen the new 15" Al side by side with other PB's will be hugely welcome.


Sep 20, 2003, 11:53 AM
The screens are the same, I have a 400 and and 800 dvi tibook and I can see a huge difference in them the 800 has a higher resolution and is much brighter. I think you will be happy with your new pb.

Sep 20, 2003, 12:07 PM
Blurry? My Ti book 1ghz has the best picture I have ever seen on a computer, ever. Better picture than my $1300 IBM monitor (Tritron tube).

Sep 20, 2003, 12:12 PM
Maybe its a hit or miss thing. My 1 Ghz TiBook has a very nice screen, but it could be a little clearer. It's hard to judge though, because my friends with PC notebooks jack their resolutions up which throws off a side by side comparisson. Really the only thing that I wish was sharper was text, nothing else is noticeably blurry unless you stick your face right up against the screen.

Sep 20, 2003, 01:22 PM
I have the Ti 800 and the screen is sweet. It blows away any iBook and the 12" PowerBook. I have used all of them as I am the person who sets them up at work...

Trust me, the TiBooks (later versions) screen is great.

Having said that I was disappointed that the new version did not have the rumored 15.4" screen...ce la vie...