13" panel brightness

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by glennu, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. glennu macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    I got my new 13" today and i'm a bit disappointed. The screen feels very dim as if the brightness is too low and that is with the brightness turned up to max. My 2010 MBA was by comparison much brighter and you could easily turn the brightness down a bit in normal conditions and turn it up for special purposes like when you have to counter bright sunlight or when you watch movies. It's impossible with this new model. Anyone else experiencing the same?
  2. Ubuntu macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2005
    Not really, no. I've compared it to my iMac, both at full brightness and the iMac is brighter, but not significantly. To match the MBA I'd probably have to have the iMac on 14/16 brightness.
  3. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    If you feel the brightness is too dim at max then perhaps you have a defective panel. At full brightness it is hurting my eyes.

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