Can any new 17" MBP owners tell the difference between LCDs: CCFL and LED?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbg232, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    Has anyone here seen both of these 17" LCDS, CCFL and LED side by side?

    Are the differences noticeable and if so, in what way?
  2. ibinco macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2007
    U can tell just by the brightness of the screen. It will be a lot more vibrant and @ full it even hurts the eye(during nightime)
  3. bimmerchop macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2007
  4. scott9s macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    I saw them side by side. I thought the matte LED was noticeably brighter than the matte CCFL. The viewing angle was wider too.

    One thing that I did not test, but from what I've read. LED is supposed to be able to come on immediately and won't fade. The CCFL fade over time, and take a few seconds to get to full brightness from power-up or even returning from sleep.
  5. engles macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2008
    it is also supposed to increase battery life.
  6. bruno75 macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2008
    I just wanted to verify what's already been said. I went to the store to see a 17" non-LED vs a 15" LED screen on the MBP and it was pretty noticeable to me. LCD Is much brighter and has superior viewing angles.
  7. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2006
    Haha it does hurt my eyes at night time. When I'm using my laptop in almost complete darkness, I have to turn my laptop almost half way down before my eyes would start hurting. Having it at full brightness at night will make you go blind.


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