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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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Anyone unhappy with LG Display?

Hi all,

I got my new Air a couple weeks ago, and I have to say that I am somewhat disappointed in my screen. It's the 13" model, with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and the i7 2Ghz CPU upgrade.

The screen in mine is an LG/Phillips. When I first got it I noticed it was incredibly yellow - after updating to 10.8.2 it fixed it for the most part. But then I compared it to an in-store 13"model with the Samsung panel and the difference in quality, colour saturation and contrast was clear.

Am I able to ask for a replacement? I work in graphics, web, and print. So colour is somewhat important to what I do.

Scott
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Here is the thing, there is no such thing as walking into a store and say, Gimme the One with the Samsung Screen! The minimum wage clerk will look at you funny.

The only thing you can do it, if you are still within the return period, Return current, just unhappy you say. Then walk into your local store and play with the displayed. Once you find one you pull a clerk and say, I WANT THAT ONE, I don't want a new-in-box, I wand the one right there, whatever price they have it that day.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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Here is the thing, there is no such thing as walking into a store and say, Gimme the One with the Samsung Screen! The minimum wage clerk will look at you funny.

The only thing you can do it, if you are still within the return period, Return current, just unhappy you say. Then walk into your local store and play with the displayed. Once you find one you pull a clerk and say, I WANT THAT ONE, I don't want a new-in-box, I wand the one right there, whatever price they have it that day.
Aren't the display models all used?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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Aren't the display models all used?

YES.

but if you HAVE to have a Samsung screen, what else are you going to do? Keep returning the dang thing until u hit the jackpot?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:10 PM   #5
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I have a LG screen in my Air 2012. In my experience it is great, I have no probs with it. Maybe you can calibrate a bit if it isn't to your liking.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 04:11 PM   #6
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YES.

but if you HAVE to have a Samsung screen, what else are you going to do? Keep returning the dang thing until u hit the jackpot?
The idea that you could walk into an apple store and buy a floor model is absurd. I want some of whatever you're smoking.

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I have a LG screen in my Air 2012. In my experience it is great, I have no probs with it. Maybe you can calibrate a bit if it isn't to your liking.
The LG screen is great if you use the right color profile. Search these forums for the color profile link that was provided...it's an incredible difference.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:11 AM   #7
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Hi all,

I got my new Air a couple weeks ago, and I have to say that I am somewhat disappointed in my screen. It's the 13" model, with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and the i7 2Ghz CPU upgrade.

The screen in mine is an LG/Phillips. When I first got it I noticed it was incredibly yellow - after updating to 10.8.2 it fixed it for the most part. But then I compared it to an in-store 13"model with the Samsung panel and the difference in quality, colour saturation and contrast was clear.

Am I able to ask for a replacement? I work in graphics, web, and print. So colour is somewhat important to what I do.

Scott
If you work with graphics and print, shouldn't you calibrate your display with a spyder or something similar anyway? I find that no 2 monitors are ever the same even ones that were made next to each other (I try to purchase monitors that were made closely or next to each other for dual monitor purposes and while they are usually close, they still need calibration.)
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:21 AM   #8
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Nope, I love my screen..

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:33 AM   #9
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I noticed the 13" MBA 4gb/128ssd I bought from Best Buy a few days ago, is not as bright as my 2009 uMB screen. I have to keep the brightness up to 60% to equal that of my uMB at say 40-50% but other than the lack of decent storage, I am happy with the unit, although I may exchange it for the 13 MBP only because I need more space and I do not want to carry around an external drive.
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Anyone unhappy with LG Display?
Before Mountain Lion: slightly

After Mountain Lion: not at all
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