Dell U2212HM + MacBook Pro 13" owners report in!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Warbitrary, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Warbitrary macrumors regular

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    I'm considering purchasing the Dell U2212HM display, but I'd like to know its approximate minimum brightness.

    If you own this display, could you run a little test?
    - Open a white page on the display and the MacBook
    - Set the Dell U2212HM to minimum brightness through the OSD
    - Adjust the MacBook's display to roughly match the brightness of the Dell
    - Post the number of brightness "ticks" on the MacBook in this thread

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I know I have something from that series but I dunno if it's this exact model. If it is then i'll post up.
     
  3. Warbitrary thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Warbitrary thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I bought the display, and ran the test myself.

    The minimum brightness of the U2212HM is equivalent to 8 ticks (50%) on a MacBook Pro 13" 2011.

    It's a great display overall but the anti-glare coating is too aggressive. I wish it was like the AG coating on the MacBook Pro's. Apple knows how to do it best...

    It's still much better than a glossy screen though.
     

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