AppleInsider: 2017 MacBook Pro has a even brighter screen

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  1. Super Xander macrumors regular

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    Looking at AppleInsiders comparison of the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro they are saying that even when the screen is the same, it still looks brighter:

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    Anyone who can confirm this, he is also saying that RAM got a speedbump?
     
  2. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like that's just production and measurement tolerances. I've seen measurements between 480 and 560 nits just for the 13" 2016 model, so it could just be a case of having got one of the lower-end 2016 and one of the higher-end 2017 screen models. It's not like a 10% difference in screen brightness matters a lot in real world use.
     
  3. Super Xander thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is true, just sounded like there have been some improvement on the screen. Do you know if there is any software tool to check out the nits on my own 2016 MacBook Pro?
     
  4. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    Afaik, there are no sensors in the screen to measure how bright it is. It adjust just based on percentages of the maximum, with the system knowing the max is "around" 500 nits, and calculating the optimum brightness based on that value and the ambient light sensor. You probably would need a measuring device to see the exact brightness of your particular screen.
     
  5. Super Xander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, well okay. My finger will just be crossed that I was one of the lucky one.
     
  6. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Using all 500 nits will = quick battery drain
     
  7. Jaekae macrumors 6502

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    think they improved the anti reflection surface like they did on new ipads, effect of that is bit more brightness and better contrast
     
  8. Super Xander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe, it could be, interesting why they are not showing it off on their website then.
     
  9. leman macrumors 604

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    This kind of journalism upsets me a lot. We already know that there is a high variation in screen brightness even among the 2016 models. How many units did AppleInsiders test to make this "profound" statement?
     
  10. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Right, what he should have said was in the unit we tested the screen appeared to be brighter, other units may vary. Otherwise Apple would have listed this as being brighter than 500 nits. Fake news?
     
  11. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Also gives you a really good tan, might have other undesirable effects...

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    Always remember, you don't need any qualifications to read a list of specifications on YouTube. He also appears to be comparing last years base model, to this years. When the new base model is just a lower spec version of last years, even suggesting you get the 256gb model. Something entirely subjective and an odd thing to recommend.
     

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