60% more color? 60% more than what?

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  1. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    So what are the actual specs of the new display? Is it the same as other professional high color laptop displays like what you can get from Dell?

    60% more doesnt say anything since it doesnt tell you the old number. The spin makes it seem like the display still isnt very good.
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    this is what is said about it on apple's website.
     

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    Haha "strong and durable." Gets me every time.
     
  4. MVApple macrumors 6502a

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    Is previous generations the late 2008 model? Or is previous generations the early 2008 models?
     
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    haha yea

    to quote Robin Williams - "in the dictionary under redundant it says see redundant."
     
  6. stainlessliquid thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know, which is why Im asking greater than what? 0? 100? 16,000?

    Theyre spinning the numbers which isnt a good sign. Everyone else specifies the percentage of the Adobe RGB or NTSC spectrum youre getting.
     
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    i think they mean in comparison to the "current" uMBP screen. aka the 2.66 and 2.93.
     
  8. stainlessliquid thread starter macrumors 68000

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    we need to know what the specs were of the old macbooks for that number to mean anything

    At Dell they tell you exactly what youre getting: http://www.dell.com/content/learnmo...reen_precn&~lt=popup&~series=precn&~tab=other

    Most laptops have 45% color gamut, which is probably what the Macbook Pro had since it wasnt very high end and used a lot of dithering. 60% of 45 is 27, so thats 72%. Dell has a display option that offers 75% color gamut, so that might be the kind of display the MBP uses.

    So my guess is that its a 75% color display, which could explain why they still dont give you the actual number since you can get a 100% option from most PC makers.
     
  9. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    Actually Dell has one that boasts "100% Adobe color gamut". It's on their 17" professional laptop, the Precision M6400 Covet.

    Not a good sign? Heh... they've been spinning the numbers for 30 years. Apple are the kings of marketspeak. Just look at all the superlatives they use to describe perfectly ordinary components... the "Super" Drive... AirPort "Extreme"... OMG it's incrEDibly THIN... thinnest in the world ever EVVARR... the midrange 9600M is "blazing fast"... etc etc.

    I usually shut off my ears a couple of minutes into an Apple Keynote and just look at the pictures. In those two minutes I think I heard Schiller use the word "incredible" five times before I blocked it out.
     
  10. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Yes with RGB LED backlight.

    I think the Studio XPS 16 also offers a RGB LED panel.
     
  11. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    I've read weird stuff about that screen though... a lot of people say it's a matte screen with glossy glass in front of it (=worst of both worlds). Not sure what's up with that. I briefly considered the M6400, but there were a couple of dealbreakers... 2 hour battery life and the biggest power brick in history.
     
  12. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    FYI: Notebookcheck (who write some of the best reviews in my opinion) reviewed the RGB LED XPS 16 here. German Notebookjournal reviewed it here.

    This panel is indeed said to be 100% gamut.
     

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