15" uMBP screen New Model vs. Prior Model

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sclough, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. sclough macrumors regular

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    My apologies if someone has already posted this comparison, but I've been browsing threads since the announcement and haven't seen this addressed specifically. I know the uMBP 13" screens are now officially much better, but has anybody has a chance to compare a 10/08 uMBP 15" screen with the new uMBP 15" screen? I was looking at upgrading to a unibody, and while the new models are nice the price drops on the 10/08 model are very tempting. The only thing that's pointing me towards the new one is if the screen is really that much better and I'm wondering if the old one can run more than 4GB of RAM after the software updates.

    Anyway, has anyone compared the new and prior unibody screens on the 15" MBP and is there any significant real world improvement?
     
  2. pik. macrumors 6502

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    I would like to know that too...

    if is tha case then the new uMBP 15 should be worth seeing for us classic/penryn/MBP owners.:D
     
  3. Philflow macrumors 65816

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  4. sclough thread starter macrumors regular

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    While his comments were interesting, the official Apple press release says this:

    I find it hard to believe that Apple would put that on a press release if it were a total lie. Regardless, it would be great to hear a real world comparison so we know what the material difference is.
     
  5. sm0 macrumors regular

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    How could they possibly improve on the first gen unibody mbp screens?
     
  6. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Good point. It would be strange.

    I agree. It's hard unless they're using a RGB LED, which they don't afaik.
     
  7. foudordi macrumors newbie

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    What do they mean by 'new macbook pro'...

    It could all be a com. tweak to make it sound like the new 15" has a better display, when it's actually compared to pre-unibody generations.

    But apparently, someone compared the new 13" to the previous 15" unibody and claims it's brighter and more saturated... so maybe they now have even better displays after all (see here:

    I wish someone would just check the screen number in the parameters, so we can finally have a reliable answer. Personally, I'm stuck in south of France, and there isn't even an Apple store in Paris yet, so...
     

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