apple on back of macbook screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim100, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. tim100 macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    my question is about the apple that lights up on the back of the macbook. i was looking at the back of the 17 and 13 and the 13 apple was way brighter. it does not matter to me which is brighter but i wondered why. out of curiosity only anyone know why?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Did you check the brightness setting on the displays?
  3. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    the brighter you set your screen the brighter the apple logo is, So one of those mbp's might have had a lower brightness set.
  4. tim100 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    same brightness. the one also looks whiter and brighter. its a mystery.

    is there anyway to test a screens brightness other than just eyeballing it?
  5. Pagga macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2009
    Closer to the Artic circle than I like to be
    There is a slight difference in brightness: the 13" is actually brighter - if not better - than the 17".
    Also, there may be more bleed from the screen to the apple on the 13".

  6. tim100 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 25, 2009
    you find the 13 in screen better than the 17, anyone else?
  7. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    The 13" would be brighter because it has more light concentrated on the same area as compared to the 17" which has a larger surface area.
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    LEDs don't work that way. (They shine in one direction, the Apple is likely a dedicated set of LEDs, albeit on the same circuit as the backlight)

    LEDs do not work that way either. Larger screens = more LEDs. This is why the cost penalty of LED backlighting gets bigger and bigger as the display gets bigger. (likely, this is the holdup on the 30' ACD)

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