Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by redbullman, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. redbullman macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2003
    What kind of LCD do mac laptops use(specifically on powerbooks), is it similar or the same as the PC's WXGA clear screen technology(what HP calls brightview, toshiba calls Trubrite, etc etc.)??
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Thunder Bay, ON
    The Powerbook screens are pathetic compared to the new top of the line Windows laptops (ie. Sony Xbrite and the ones you mentioned). The vertical viewing angle sucks (see pics) and they have a too-low resolution for my liking.

    I'd really like to see an update to a 15.4" 1920x1200 screen, but that won't come until the G5 does I bet.


  3. bobpensik macrumors regular

    Aug 21, 2003
    Calgary, AB
    i completely agree, Apple really NEEDS to do something about the screens on their laptops!
  4. redbullman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2003
    thanks for the notices guys, i guess thats going to solidify my decision, and save me a grand....blah, but i really want a mac lol.
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I don't think apple will release a 1920x1200 screen on the powerbook 15, but maybe a 1440x900.
    The 1920x1200 has so much higher DPI than the other apple screens (the 23" is 1920x1200) when you have so high dpi then you'll have to use manification in almost every app to see things. Ever tried a word processor (with 12 point Times) on a 120+ dpi screen?
    The 17" is probably going to be a 1680x1050 when they change screens.
    Except for laptops apple has pretty good dpis compared to most lcd screens on the market. Most 19" has 1280x1024 res (which is about 85 dpi, apple have ~100 dpi on all computers, except ibook 14")

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