13" MBA 2012 screen not as good as 13" MBA 2010 screen?

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    themanfromvlad

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    Am I crazy? I just got my new MacBook Air, and the screen doesn't look as good as how I remember my 2010 model, which I sold two weeks ago. Is my mind playing tricks on me or has anyone else noticed this? Viewing angles, brightness, sharpness all seem worse than before.

    Maybe its because I've been using my iPad as my portable for a couple of weeks, but this looks almost as bad as my 2008 iMac.
     
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    NutsNGum

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    Because Apple use various suppliers for screen components, the screens are of quite variable quality. Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing if you're getting a good one or a bad one until you've opened the box.
     
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    themanfromvlad

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    So should I return and try and get lucky?
     
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    No... if you end up with the same screen then what... Don't waste your time, its all luck.. My screen sucks too but at least my HD is fast
     
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    mattopotamus

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    try this and see if it helps the screen quality..i got the LG and this made everything (especially text) more crisp.

    down this file http://forums.macrumors.com/attachme...6&d=1315512860

    open up color sync utility--->device---display---color LCD----current profile-----other----and navigate to the file you just downloaded. You can always change it back to default, but it makes text much much better. just toggle between the two while looking at text and you will definitely notice
     
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    you must have got the LG screen. i had it once and returned it. get the samsung. No complaints about Samsung from people in this world so far. only LG
     
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    Sorry this might be stupid question: how can you tell which ver you have?
     
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    mattopotamus

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    paste this into terminal

    "ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    Read the output, you are looking for an “LP” prefix to numbers reported back:
    LP133WP1-TJA3
    Color LCD"

    LP means it is an LG
     
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    Great thanks!

    Just found out I have LG :(
     
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    xkmxkmxlmx

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    That download link doesn't seem to be working.
     
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    themanfromvlad

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    Thanks for the terminal tip... I have an LG monitor.
     
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    mattopotamus

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    LTH133BT01A03
    Color LCD

    Is this Samsung?
     
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    Yes, this is Samsung.

    LTH133BT01A01 -- This is the Samsung display on the 2010 MBA. It's very good. Looks like you have the A03 version of it.
     
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    Yes, I just bought the new 13" (mid 2012)
     

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