dead pixels and antiglare vs glossy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Optimus Primes, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Optimus Primes macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
    How common are dead pixels? How do you check for that on a new computer?

    With which screens does apple have a better success rate glossy or antiglare?
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I've had dozens of Apple laptops and (knock on wood) never had a dead pixel. However, if you do get a machine w/ some just exchange it. Usually not a problem (assuming you bought from Apple and not a Reseller, or your screen is really fubar.)

    Glossy vs. Matte -- I don't think there is any correlation. Buy the screen you like.
  3. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    You can test with apps like this:

    They just display different colors on the screen, so you can hunt for any pixels that aren't working properly.

    They still can't guarantee that your screen will be 100% pixel perfect, but the development of the screens has improved a lot over the years. Bad pixels do occur, but a lot less nowadays.

    If you do have a bad or stuck pixel, like Chupa Chupa said, simply replace it. For the amount of money you pay for a MBP you deserve a perfect screen. If you buy it online you can ask for a replacement by phone, or just return it and buy a new one. If you buy it in a store they probably don't really care about replacing it. If they do, just tell them what's what :)

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