17" color gamut

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ronkuba, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. ronkuba macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    Anybody know what the color Gamut is on the matte or glossy?
  2. ronkuba thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    Maybe a better question, how's the screen quality? My friend had a alienware M17xr2 with the rgb screen and it's beautiful. I would get one of those but it really huge. I like the looks of the macbook pro. Just don't want to be disappointed in the screen.
  3. snouter macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    If there was a dramatic improvement, like RGB LED or something, I'm sure Apple would advertise it. So, I would assume that the new ones are about like the last ones. Good, but not great.

    I've always been a little surprised that Apple has never really offered a more accurate screen, even as a paid upgrade.
  4. snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
    those screens are not even good, they are 6-bit, very average.
    They can be calibrated and I use my MBP for Photoshop, but
    the difference between a good screen and this is huge.

    HP sell Dreamcolor screns in their laptops, I guess Apple will never
    reach that level. Those Apple screens haven't been improved in years.
  5. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    like every other Mac, it's an sRGB screen.

    6-bit or not, MBP's have always had the best displays short of $3000+ workstations and certain Thinkpads.
  6. dnenciu macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2007
    You do realize that the dream color is a $500 option and requires a huge amount of power that would drain your battery twice as fast.

    I configured the the hp with the dreamcolor and they forced me to choose a higher W power adapter.

    I don't deny that the hp is nice but the price is more than the mac and the battery life and portability is nowhere near.

    As for the 6bit, even the RGB on the Alienware is 6bit.

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