brighter screens on 17" powerbooks only?

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  1. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    everything i have read on the apple site indicates that only the 17" powerbooks will have a 46% increased screen brightness. doesn't say anything about the 15".
     
  2. Aaon macrumors 6502

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    If this is true, then it is very disappointing...
     
  3. DavoMrMac macrumors 6502

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    Well, the only thing positive I have read into it is that they are both NEW screens, so we should see some improvement on the 15inch.

    Anyone know where or who at Apple to email and actually get a reply.

    I mean, I have tried emailing before, but never got a response.
     
  4. DavoMrMac macrumors 6502

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    I just called Apple and they said that the 15inch had 26% more pixels and 26% brighter too. When I questionned this saying how confusing (or lacking) the specs on the website were, he confirmed 26% brighter.

    I also asked things like specs for brightness and pixel response, he said that they did not have that information. So where can we get the exact specs of the old and new screens?
     
  5. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Dave, do you mean 46% brighter?
     
  6. djkny macrumors 6502

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    look out for the white spots making cameos from the Rev A days. they are surely coming ...
     
  7. DavoMrMac macrumors 6502

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    The guy said - 17inch 36% more pixels and 46% brighter, 15inch 26% more pixels and 26% brighter.

    Sounded weird to me, like he was reading it wrong, but thought it a worthwhile quote here.
     
  8. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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  9. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Screen brightness

    The actual wording from Apple's site states: "The 1680-by-1050 pixel display on the new 17-inch PowerBook sports over 1.7 million pixels - 36% more spacious and 46% brighter than the previous generation - giving you a brilliant workspace that rivals many desktop monitors. With a 1.3 million-pixel display at a resolution of 1440 by 960, the new 15-inch PowerBook dazzles quite nicely with 26% more pixels than its predecessor."

    It goes on to add that with wide viewing angles the displays "can be seen clearly - with a minimum of color shift - either from the side or the top."

    Tomorrow I plan to stop at Apple Soho to take a look at the difference in screen brightness between these new models and the ones they have just replaced. Printed material and assorted claims are fine, but there is no substitute for seeing with one's own eyes.
     
  10. DavoMrMac macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else acutally seen old against new to make a comparison?
     

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