dead pixels and antiglare vs glossy

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

  1. Optimus Primes macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    You can test with apps like this:
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10793/pixel-check

    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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