I could be being nitpicky, Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by blueflame, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    so, i have a friends macbook next to mine an when i look at the screen, my pixels look... i dont even know how to describe it... bigger. like i can see each one more clearly, the computer works perfectly otherwise but should I be worried. mine looks i guess you could say, not as clear. can anyone see what I mean? I may be going crazy, but i swear it looks different from teh other one sitting right next to me. IE not as good
    any suggestions?
    andreas
     
  2. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I completely agree with you.... you're being nit picky.
     
  3. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    I can't even SEE the pixels in my macbook.... you're definitely being nitpicky
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I say send it back and tell them to get it right. And in the process completely waste your time.

    I don't know what you're talking about man, everything looks great to me.
     
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  6. Dayland@mac.com macrumors newbie

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    Maybe play with the resolution ? What video card do all these screens have.
     
  7. codo macrumors 6502

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    I honestly have no idea what you are trying to say.

    You say the pixels look "bigger" - Do you mean the on screen image, your desktop, looks more stretched out than your friends making it look "big"? Are you sure you are running the native resolution?

    Or are you trying to infer that your screen is deformed and the actual pixels that make up the physical screen are bigger?
     
  8. someguy macrumors 68020

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    The screenshots are not going to tell us anything, but perhaps actually taking digital images of both screens with a camera and posting the shots will help.

    This is, of course, assuming it's not just a resolution setting difference, which would make a lot of sense.
     
  9. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    Go to System Prefs > Displays and on the right where you see "Colors" make sure it's at "Millions". That's the only thing I can thing of...
     
  10. w7ox macrumors member

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    Are you certain they are both set for the same screen parameters (pixelsxpixels)?

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  12. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok

    So, i know I am being picky, but ther is deffinitly a difference. it almopst looks like mine has a texture to the screen.you can really see it on white and grey. as i there are cris crosses giving it a very slight texture. or as if every other pixel is darker.
    XxXxXxX
    xXxXxXx
    XxXxXxX
    like that
    andreas
     
  13. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes everything is setup exactly teh same way
    andreas
     
  14. JosiahPB macrumors regular

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    This is interesting. Can't wait to hear more.
     
  15. codo macrumors 6502

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    Do you have any pictures of the screen to illustrate the defect? Would make it easier for people to comment on.

    Regardless, if you are unhappy or disappointed, phone or visit Apple and see if you can get it sorted. You have nothing to lose by trying.
     
  16. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    pictures wont do anthing its too small. i know im being picky, but i swear its something
    andreas
     
  17. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    if you dont like it, dont read it. be constructive ok!?
     
  18. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Off chance that you hit command + or he hit command - and it's just off a tad because of this? Also do you both have Gloss screens or matte screens?
     
  19. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Duh, there is no options for matte with macbooks dude :p
     
  20. esaleris macrumors 6502

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    Do you have different settings for your font smoothing?

    System Preferences -> Appearance.
     
  21. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no, i checked everyhting to make sure the settings are the same. although, what should I have it set at for font smoothing?
    andreas

    oh also, command + and command - only change the txt sizes? what does that to, its defintily not a text problem, i see it the most on the ichat white background
     
  22. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, but I see no difference between the two:confused:

    Have you checked your screen resolution settings?
     
  23. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I took it to the apple store, and they did some sort of test, and said it was somehting to do with the power supply for the screen. they saw it. im telling you it was really difficult to describe or show without seeing it with your own eyes. but now im happy as a clam. they replaced it
    andreas
     
  24. wako macrumors 65816

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    The only difference i see between the two are that your font size in Safari is much bigger than his. He might have had reduced his font size, which may give the appearance that his pixel are smaller since his font is smaller.
     
  25. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Ok posting screen shots is futile - the pixels we use on our monitor to view them are a set size, so they'll always look identical even if your two are completely different.

    That said, they're not. If they were the screen wouldn't fit in the case properly.

    AppleMatt
     

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