Brightness query

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MiniD3, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Hi Guys
    On vacation working out of a tent, miss the old 27" iMac! :)
    What has become apparent, the screen is very dark in full daylight, even in the shade?
    At night, brightness is excellent, in fact usually turned way down

    Is this normal? MBP not good viewing in bright light?
    ........Gary
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Which model do you have, anti glare coatings on the rMBP help but no glossy screen is great In direct sunlight.
     
  3. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Hi there,
    have this model,
    During the day, I turn the brightness to full and its not bright enough,
    At night, no problem, right now (nighttime), quite comfortable at 5 bars
    ......Gary
    Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 8.18.21 PM.png
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It's a computer they aren't really designed to be used outside and most modern tents are still pretty damn bright inside.

    It sounds like the computer is working fine, the only way to tell would be to use a brightness meter to test the screen against the specs quoted for the screen which seem to be about 300nits max. The 13 inches are actually a little brighter it seems and some of the new samsungs get up to 400nits. There is just no way anyone here can tell to be honest, it's just not the sort of question that can be answered without seeing the computer in situ preferably with a brightness meter or some other benchmark.
     
  5. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Thank you,
    Actually reassuring, I guess I'm expecting too much,
    For photo editing on the road, it has been a very fast machine and handles LR and PS easy, (all images on external drive)
    Thank you for your replies
    .......Gary
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Is it the brightness or the glare that is doing it, you may want to try a Matt screen protector if it seems more of a glare issue,but this will lower the brightness slightly, dilemmas dilemmas.
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Cut a cardboard box and use the pieces to shade your display. Also make sure light behind you do not hit the screen.
     
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  9. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Tks Guys
    As long as I know this "refurb" is operating "normal", I'll adjust to suit
    ......Gary
     

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