Macbook Air 2011 - How do you know if its Samsung or LG display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by giolicious, Oct 18, 2011.

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    giolicious

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    I bought a Macbook Air 2011 around 2 weeks ago and want to know what display it uses. is it Samsung or LG? How?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Does it matter?
     
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    BadaBing!!

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    From this thread : http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1192807

     
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    wrinkster22

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    what does this mean?
    Last login: Sun Oct 16 12:46:22 on console
    Pauls-MacBook-Air:~ wrinkster_crinkster$ ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6
    LTH133BT01A03
    Color LCD
    Pauls-MacBook-Air:~ wrinkster_crinkster$

    ----------

    ????
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung display
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    giolicious

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    LP133WP1-TJA3
    Color LCD


    ???
     
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    tanhm

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    LG display


     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Too bad TC... Time to return that MBA.
     
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    giolicious

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    why?
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    I think he is implying that the LG screen is inferior to the Samsung and hence the supposed "need" to return it.

    Honestly, don't listen to all this...decide for yourself; if you are happy with the screen, keep it and enjoy it!
     
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    giolicious

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    im not really sure if it's the display or just OS X font rendering. texts are bit blurry than windows. is this normal? is this has something to do with the LG display? or that's just the way it is on Mac OS?
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    I have an LG display and my text isn't blurry at all.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors member

    giolicious

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    do you mind sending me a screenshot(original size) of this thread using your macbook air with LG?
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    Sure thing, give me a second.

    *edit*

    [​IMG]

    I made this post before taking a screenshot so you know it's legit.
     
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    giolicious

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    Did you zoom the screen? Are you using the native resolution which is 1440x900? Also 2011 Macbook Air 1.7ghz, 1440x900 with LG display, right?
     
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    Native resolution is indeed 1440 x 900. The screen is zoomed in because I put "120%" for page zoom on Google Chrome. (100% is normal, I made it bigger by 20%).

    2011 Macbook Air 1.5 ghz, 13 inch with LG display.
     
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    giolicious

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    Can you do a screenshot instead on Safari but do not zoom just the normal view? thanks.
     
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    Just a moment please.

    *edit*

    here you go

    [​IMG]
     
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    giolicious

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    Thanks CardboardGiant!

    your screenshot is the same with my display. I'm really just new to Mac so it's probably because of the font rendering. I'm kinda used to Windows sharper text. Maybe i'll get use to it after some time.

    Do you have another air with samsung display we can compare?
     
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    I used a 2010 Macbook Pro and switched to a 2011 Macbook Air.

    I had a hard time adjusting the first week because MBP's display was sharper and made from Samsung I think. MBA's screen is plastic, not glass so i had headaches the first 2 - 3 days.

    I don't have another MBA with Samsung display.
     
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    giolicious

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    i read somewhere that Mac's font rendering is much better on larger screens. Smaller text fonts like on Macbook Air can be improved with higher pixel density i think. i hope the next 2012 Macbook Air will have a Retina Display.
     

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