Brightness 15 vs 17 / HD models MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikeheenan, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. mikeheenan macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    I was in the Apple store today checking out Leopard, and also did a comparison between the 15 and 17 inch (HD vers) models brightness, and they both looked about the same to me. Then I went to Frys Electronics to pick up something and did a comparison there too, they had the 15" LED of course but only the standard def 17" model (1680 rez). When looking at both at the same time with brightness all the way up, the 17" model looked quite dim while the 15" model looked extremely white. Now I know store lighting ambiance makes all the difference, but I was really surprised how dim the standard def 17" looked. Is it possible that their model is defective or is the HD 17" model much brighter?
  2. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2007
    Cambridge, UK
    The 17" MBP doesn't currently have the LED backlighting like the 15" model does, so naturally the 15" model will look better, the 17" LED screen is believed to be in the works.
  3. mikeheenan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    I went ahead and bought a 17" HD (1920 rez) MBP yesterday and I must say I'm impressed and happy with the brightness levels. I guess it mjust have just been the lighting at Frys that made the 1680 rez 17" model look crappy.
  4. ctsport macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2007
    From my experience the brightness of both machines are the same, only that the 15'' LED backlight goes to full brightness faster.

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