2012 mba lg display and toshiba ssd

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tim100, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    how many 2012 mba buyers with lg displays and ssd are returning them?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2011
    This is ridicules. Enough with these topics... After calibrating the LG screen the difference between the two screens is minor. Some have argued that the LG screen even looks better to them. If you want to return it, return it, there is not reason to make a thread about it!
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2012
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2012
    I have an LG display. Taking it to the store tonight. I'm not dissatisfied with the LG display per say but there is clearly dark spots near the bottom of the screen from uneven backlighting. Not sure if I am being too nitpicky but I will see what they say.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    I have a Toshiba SSD // Samsung Display in a 2010 13 UMBA. I wouldn't return it just to get a Samsung SSD, the Toshiba performs excellently. For the display, it's user preference, but I would try some the color profiles before returning. Also, in this discussion for the 2011 model, some have said the LG has better viewing angles.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2012
    Would color profiles help the uneven lighting? My test was to basically full screen Firefox about:blank and I was able to see darker areas towards the bottom bezel.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    I don't even know what my MBA has...and I don't care. It works great.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    These posts come up every year. Its more a matter of individual likes and needs than one panel being "better" than another.

    My 2010 MBA had an LG display. The colors seemed lighter but I could turn the brightness way down and still have a perfectly readable display which did great things for battery life. My 2012 has a Samsung panel with richer colors but I have to keep the brightness higher. I thought both displays were terrific and wouldn't return either one. But thats just me.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Ultimately you have to be happy with your purchase, but don't spend loads of time and stress on what may be a very minor issue. First, take your MBA with you to an Apple store or wherever you got the machine and compare with the display units. If yours has a worse screen, explain politely and assertively that you're not happy with it and I'd expect that you would get a refund, swap, or possibly in a reseller, a discount if you are happy to accept a minor flaw.

    As for the SSD, are you really going to notice a very minor speed difference, when all are so fast? If there is a reliability difference (which I haven't heard of), I might consider sending it back, but others will know more about this.

  10. macrumors G4


    Jun 12, 2012
    That is very true, with the LG you can have a really low brightness (to save battery)....with the samsung if you go below half it is too dark.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    What speed does the Toshiba drive provide when encrypted with Filevault2? The Toshiba drive has a Sandforce controller which is said to have problems with encryption that severely degrades performance.

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