bottom corners look darker on white backgrounds?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sk8r1230, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

    sk8r1230

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    just got my 2012 macbook air 11 inch and i feel like the bottom corners are a little darker then the rest of the display. not sure if this is just a visual trick due to the silver bezel or if i actually have a screen issue. its noticed when I'm working with white backgrounds (pages/websites).
     
  2. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    Pretty common, but if it bothers you, you can try to exchange for another one.
     
  3. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im surprised this is just expected..does it have something to do with the screen technology? shocked more people arent posting complaints
     
  4. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    It's generally not very noticeable unless its a white background, as you state, and some are worse than others. If it bothers you try an exchange.
     
  5. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is it even worth the exchange? mine isnt terrible compared to some photos i have seen. is there even a perfect one out there, or will i just end up with the same thing (or worse)
     
  6. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    Is it even noticeable when you are using a white background? These things don't bother me, but the drive some people nuts. You may get a better one, but you may not - it really just depends on how much it bothers you.
     
  7. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe you are seeing a visual trick. The reports from 11" owners are pretty consistent that the bottom corners have slight lighting issues. Upgrade to the 13". ;)
     
  8. Purple2012 macrumors member

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    Have you tried adjusting the screen brightness?
    On mine there is a very faint shadow along the bottom, but once I turn the brightness up I can't see it.
     
  9. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have tried brightness and color calibration adjustments with no luck. i dont want to upgrade to 13 as i have a retina for my larger computer. its really not that bad honestly im just a little annoyed i guess.
     
  10. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I've seen this on all my Macbook Airs, 11 and 13". it's weird but you get used to it pretty quickly. At least it's uniform :)
     

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