2018 MBP Screen Color Uniformity

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  1. hwang1607 macrumors newbie

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    I just got a 2018 Macbook Pro with touch bar and the screen has a slight pink tint on the left side and a slight blue tint on the right when viewing anything white or light colored, even with true tone and night shift off. This isn't a big problem but is pretty annoying from a device this expensive. This is my first macbook so I'm not sure if this is normal or how to do an exchange/return at the apple store. Do I have to return the mac and buy it again? Also, can I do this during one visit because I will only be near an apple store for a few more days.

    Everything else is fine but the up/down arrow keys seem to feel different and are much louder than the rest of the keyboard but it's not really a problem. I'm coming from a 4 year old asus zenbook which had a perfectly uniform but low quality display and am not really impressed by the new macbook's screen.

    Any info is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    You can start the exchange game and see if you can get lucky. No screen is perfect and having a couple of keys that sound a bit different . . . It is up to you.
     
  3. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a

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  4. hwang1607 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    13" base model with 512gb storage
     
  5. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a

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    It's not going to change. You can either live with it or exchange it. It sucks to play the Screen Lottery, but it's a lot of money and you deserve to get what you paid for.
     
  6. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    Based on the lack of complaints here I don't think color tints on the screen is a common issue on the 2018 screens. I would return it or exchange it and think the probability of getting a better screen is good. The Apple staff will say they don't see it, but in the 2 week return no questions asked period they will have to exchange it or you can just return it and buy a new one.
     
  7. hwang1607 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here are some pictures
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    The two edges edited next to each other

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  8. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a

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    I had this on my 2017 MBP. I returned 4 and gave up. All had the pink splotchy areas all over the screen. It's maddening.
     
  9. upandown macrumors 6502

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    My first 13 inch had the same exact issue. I went in within 14 days and got it exchanged. My second and current mbp screen is very uniform.
     
  10. CreeptoLoser macrumors regular

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    You can play the exchange lottery but most screens in existence have this, especially the bigger they are. OLED is generally better but that’s not ready yet.
     
  11. hwang1607 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just got an exchange and was surprised by how quick it was, no questions asked and just got me a new Mac. The new one has a more uniform screen and no issues so far. I think the louder up down keys are like that by design because all of the computers at the store had the same feeling.
     
  12. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

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    Yes, my up and down are also clicky-er / louder. Doesn't bother me but noticed it.
    I haven't looked at the screen closely until I saw your post - I dont notice any issues on mine.
     
  13. Faelan macrumors regular

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    Good to hear that your replacement is better!

    My 2018 13" is going back for a full refund. I don't have the luxury of having an Apple store in my country, so I'll have to do it the slow way. It's nowhere near as bad as your picture, but it does have a bit of that same thing going on. It's subtle, but noticeable when surfing sites with white backgrounds such as MacRumors. I tried to ignore it, but when I took a close look at the 2017 12" MacBook my wife is using and saw that the screen on that is about as close to perfect as you can get considering it's an LCD display, it became even harder to ignore. Oh, and that machine is almost half the price of my 2018 MacBook Pro. In addition to that, there's a trapped dust particle in the upper left corner of the display. It's not visible at the distance I'm normally sitting from the screen, but... seriously... at that price, it shouldn't be there.
     

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