12" powerbook, have the screens been upgraded?

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  1. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000

    ZildjianKX

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    I was thinking about buying a new 12" PB, but I've heard some discussion about the screens possibly being upgraded during this revision. I've used a 1 GHz 12" PB hooked up to a 17" studio display, and it just looked horrible together since the PB's screen was so much dimmer. Has anyone tried a new 12" yet to see if the screen is any better/brighter?
     
  2. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

    oingoboingo

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    I recently sold my rev B 1GHz 12" PowerBook, and upgraded to a rev C 1.33GHz 12" PowerBook. I would definitely say the screen on the rev C is brighter...there is quite a noticeable difference in screen quality betweeen rev B and rev C in my opinion. Sorry I don't have any solid evidence or scientific measurements of the difference in brightness, but subjectively at least, the new screen is brighter.
     
  3. ZildjianKX thread starter macrumors 68000

    ZildjianKX

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    Hey, thanks for the quick response. I appreciate the input. Overall, are you pretty happy with the rev C 12"? Some of my friends were considering buying one and were wondering how well it plays WC3... I don't suppose you would know that, would you? :p
     
  4. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    ask in the game forum, you'll get a lot of responses.
     
  5. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    The Rev C is an excellent notebook. I have no regrets after incurring a small financial loss to sell my Rev B and upgrade to the Rev C. It is noticeably faster, has a brighter screen, and also appears to run cooler.

    I do have Warcraft III here, but it's only installed on my G5. I can install and benchmark it on the 12" PB if you'd like. Are there any benchmarking scripts or FPS counters in WC III? I've never benchmarked using WC III before.
     

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