Poor 12" iBook display?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Demon Hunter, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Hi guys, my dad just bought a 12" iBook for work. He doesn't seem to care much, but his display seems very shoddy. I compared it to my 17" PowerBook and it was a sad sight to behold. The lower part of the screen seems darker, and even with the same color profiles (sRGB) the iBook seems to have a pinkish hue. The brightness is also poor compared to the PowerBook, but that is to be expected, right?

    I also compared it with a 1.0GHz 12" PowerBook (Rev. B), and the brightness of the iBook was better, thank goodness.

    Is this standard fare for 12" iBooks?
     
  2. stefan15 macrumors regular

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    Isn't sRGB always somewhat "pinkish" when compared to 9300K [are the PB's 9300K?]
     
  3. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    uh huh, the Powerbook display is one of the best I've seen. At least Mac OSX looks better than Windows XP in general, so 12" iBook doesn't look *that* bad~
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

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    My only complaint about my ibook is that the screen is not super bright. It is bright enough for general use but sometimes I would like it brighter. I thought the 12"PB looked no different than the 12" iBook. I sure the 17"PB is better though.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You really ought to manually calibrate it rather than using sRGB before you draw conclusions... In any event though, I have been very happy with the correspondence between my iBook screen and digital prints, with some calibration effort. I actually think the color is more believable than the 1905FP in the lab, although the latter is obviously much brighter.
     

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