Just picked up a 15" HR with anti glare

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alphaod, Apr 15, 2010.

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    alphaod

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    I just picked up a 15" i7 with the anti glare high-resolution display. Here is a preliminary picture to whet your appetite:
    [​IMG]

    Will post more pictures later along with a comparison to the older 15" with anti glare.
     
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    Awesome machine, congrats :)

    Did you pop an SSD in there? I'm curious if it plays nicely with boot camp.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it! Finally some pictures
     
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    Can't wait for the pictures, this is hands down the most important comparison i've wanted to see out of this refresh.
     
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    Finally! Please post pics & screen comparisons :)
     
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    still waiting**
     
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    They actually carry this model at the apple stores?
     
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    AWESOME.

    Congrats on the purchase, and a dozen or so people on here will be waiting on your pics of a comparison with last year's gen to decide what to get - including me!

    Can't wait. When roughly could you get the photos up?
     
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    C64

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    Gimme! :eek:
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Could you explain your choice of anti-glare instead of the glare option?

    It really hurts me to think that I'm paying Apple $50 to remove the beautiful glass and stick on a silver bezel.
     
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    at what store did you get it?
     
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    where did you get this, they dont carry HR and SSD options in apple b&m stores.
     
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    Wehrwolf

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    Yes, some do. My local store just got a shipment of the hi-res anti-glare 15" machines today. It's the glossy hi-res models that they don't seem to carry.
     
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    Hurry up with those pictures...you're killing me. :p
     
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    Please, could you show pictures of the vertical viewing angles of the screen?
     
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    Madhawk

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    Thank goodness, someone is actually going to give us pics of the anti glare.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Yes, viewing angles, screen whiteness, brightness and color please please please you're teasing all of us.
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Nice, looking forward to the pictures
     
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    what a tease! :p
     
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    Those specs are getting me hot.
     
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    alphaod

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    Alright, so some first impressions:
    1) The difference in resolution is very noticeable; especially websites with a lot of text of images; if the site has a lot of white space and they are not coded to stay together, then there is even more white space.
    2) The color is alright, but the brightness seems a bit dimmer than the older anti glare; I have both set to the same brightness and both have been calibrated with a Huey Pro.
    3) The vertical viewing angles still sucks; it's a TN panel, so I'm not surprised; look like the older one. I tried taking a picture of this, but my P&S is also a POS.
    4) Horizontal angles are also like the older one. I took a picture, but I don't if you can tell, but the high-resolution one looks a bit yellow from the right.

    Sorry I don't have good camera with me, so everything is taken with a P&S. I didn't label the pictures to show which is the high-resolution and which is the regular one, but you can probably figure it out.

    Front: Apple.com
    [​IMG]

    Front: MacRumors.com
    [​IMG]

    Right side:
    [​IMG]

    Left side:
    [​IMG]

    Throw me questions; I can try to answer or show them; I do need to return my older computer, so time is limited.
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    Offtopic:
    Care to share your original anti-glare calibrated profile? :D
     
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    Is the whiteness of the screen similar to the 2009 anti-glare?
     
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    alphaod

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    Front on, yes it's pretty close.

    All LCD displays have minor variations that would mean my profile could possibly make your display look worse.
     

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