aluminum MacBooks have screen flickering issues too?

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  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I'm interested in one but curious but does the mb have the screen flickering on the lower brightness level like on the 15" and 17" mbps?
     
  2. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

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    No flickering to the naked eye. But when i look at my screen with a camera i can see a slight flicker on any setting other than max. But unless you view your screen with a camera all the time you shouldn't notice =]. (Or if you have mechanical eyes :D)

    Hope this helped

    Steve
     
  3. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I know the screen flickering through looking at the camera is an effect that I've seen many times but I'm talking about the lower brightness setting that causes the slight pulsating/flickering on the backlighting that are seen on the 15" and 17" mbp.

    I'm just afraid that the macbooks will exhibit these issues.
     
  4. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    I hope not!
     
  5. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't noticed anything and I'm a videophile.
     
  6. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    You know, I was in bed using my MacBook the other night with the brightness on the lowest setting and I thought that the screen was flickering. I was pretty tired though and blinked a few times and I couldn't see it anymore. Just saw this post and it made me think about it.
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Never seen a single tick of flicker with my 2.0 Unibody. A camera viewing it is very different, that's due to the FPS of the camera vs. the Hz refresh of the panel.
     
  8. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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  9. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    None here and I'm at the lowest brightness right now.
     
  10. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

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    It seems that the 15" and 17" mbp are the ones affected by this issue.
     
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