15.4" LED-backlit displays in the flesh

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  1. job macrumors 68040

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    Maybe these will find their way into the Macbook Pros soon.
     
  2. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Anyone else notice how few colors these things are able to display?

    Only 262K colors seems a bit low for a display...
     
  3. atomicchicken macrumors newbie

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    just for a point of refrence, what are the current 15" and 17" MBP's display specs? how much do these displays consume?

    anybody have specs to compare how much saving/progress these LED displays will offer?
     
  4. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    How big a problem would that be though? only 262k colors. I don't notice that much of a difference, if any. Of course, I'm not looking at photos right now either.
     
  5. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    Enormous problem.
    Go into your display prefs and start messing with the colors.

    You'll understand soon enough.
     
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    I was doing that... but I realize I was looking at the wrong one. :)

    (I have two displays, so I was changing one to thousands of colors and looking at the other to see the difference. :) )

    Yes, that is an enormous problem.
     
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    3.1w!

    How much power do current LCD panels consume?

    3.1W sounds a lot less than what the processor consumes!
     
  10. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    That prompted me to change my settings to 256 Colors - brings back fond memories of my old beloved Macintosh IIsi. Ah, browsing the internet with only 256 colors - connected through a pokey 28k modem. :D
     
  11. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    Just so you guy know, the current displays are also only 262k colours. :)
     
  12. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Our members seem to turn a blind eye to the fact that there is a K on the end of that number. :D
     
  13. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    No they're not.;) 16.7 million has been the standard for quite some time now...
     
  14. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    The current crop of MBP screens are 262K panels.

    Are laptop screens even capable of millions of colours?
     
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    My MBP has a millions setting too. What happens is the graphics card now sends the signal down to the monitor as "millions of colours", but the trouble is the monitor is only capable of rendering 262 thousand of them.

    if you hook it up to an external monitor you will probably see a diff as you toggle between the two, but on the laptop's screen you don't see anything at all. It'd be as though your display is permanent stuck in "thousands of colours".

    Still the Samsung looks fairly nice. At least from an angle it shows no uneven backlighting...
     
  17. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    All Macbooks, and any computers/screens Apple sells can display millions of colors, and have done so for many years. Only screens they sell with low color reproduction is the iPod [65k]


    And yes, I can see the difference between thousands of colors, and millions setting. And I have a PowerBook G4
     
  18. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Apple buy the panels and somehow they magically perform better than they are specced for?
     
  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I've just fired up Photoshop and called up the colours picker.
    Switching between Millions and Thousands shows an appreciable difference.
    Do you want to call me a liar?
     
  20. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    What are you talking about?

    The difference is very noticeable in the color picker between thousands and millions.
     
  21. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    You are the one calling yourself a liar.

    At best all you have proved is that the Powerbooks have superior displays to the Macbook Pros.
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Well all I know is I CAN SEE A CHANGE BETWEEN THE TWO SETTINGS!!!!!
     
  23. dracore macrumors newbie

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    well MBP has 6-bit panels instead of 8-bit... so through dithering they can simulate "millions" of colours (16.2 precisely) instead of 16.7 million like an 8-bit display.

    So the question is, would a 6-bit LED backlit display + greater colour gamut = 16.7 million?
     
  24. bartelby macrumors Core

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    After some research, I stand corrected.
    A PB can actually display 518,733 colours. But still. There is a difference in graininess when you look at the colour picker between the 2 settings.
     
  25. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Well.. just saying...
     

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