Did anyone already get his new 15" MBP? If so, what's the screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Philflow, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    I am curious to see what panels are in the latest 15" MBPs. Please post if you have one.

    (You can find the display id at settings, color, calibrated display, info, nr.13)

    Older Alu MBPs had 9c85 and ...
     
  2. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to know this too. Curious to see the difference (if any) between the new 13 & 15 MBPs.
     
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Compare the 'old' 13 & 15" MBP to the current 17" one (the 17" one already has the better display).
     
  4. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    9CA3

    You ask, I deliver.

    15" macbook pro.

    DDC block report generated by SwitchResX version 3.8.7 for display
    Color LCD


    -----------------------------------------------------
    ------------------- RAW DATA ------------------------
    -----------------------------------------------------
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
    -----------------------------------------------------
    0 | 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 06 10 A3 9C 00 00 00 00
    1 | 00 13 01 03 80 21 15 78 0A F5 95 A3 55 4F 9C 26
    2 | 0F 50 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
    3 | 01 01 01 01 01 01 AB 22 A0 A0 50 84 1A 30 30 20
    4 | 36 00 4B CF 10 00 00 18 00 00 00 01 00 06 10 30
    5 | 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 20 00 00 00 FE 00 4C
    6 | 50 31 35 34 57 50 34 2D 54 4C 41 31 00 00 00 FE
    7 | 00 43 6F 6C 6F 72 20 4C 43 44 0A 20 20 20 00 00

    -----------------------------------------------------
    < 00FFFFFF FFFFFF00 0610A39C 00000000 00130103 80211578 0AF595A3 554F9C26 0F505400 00000101 01010101 01010101 01010101 0101AB22 A0A05084 1A303020 36004BCF 10000018 00000001 00061030 00000000 00000000 0A200000 00FE004C 50313534 5750342D 544C4131 000000FE 00436F6C 6F72204C 43440A20 20200000 >

    -----------------------------------------------------
    Valid EDID block: checksum passed

    -----------------------------------------------------
    ------------------- MAIN EDID BLOCK -----------------
    -----------------------------------------------------

    EDID Version........1.3
    Manufacturer........APP
    Product Code........41884 (A39C) (9CA3)
    Serial Number.......00000000

    Manufactured........Week 0 of year 2009
    Max H Size..........33 cm
    Max V Size..........21 cm
    Gamma...............2.20

    Display Supported Features:
    ---------------------------


    Display type:
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    RGB 4:4:4 & YCrCb 4:4:4 Color Encoding Formats
    Display is non continuous frequency
    Default color space is not sRGB standard
    Preferred timing mode includes Native Pixel Format


    Input signal & sync:
    --------------------
    Digital Input
    Color Bit Depth is undefined
    Digital Interface is not defined


    Color info:
    -----------
    Red x = 0.640 Green x = 0.310 Blue x = 0.150 White x = 0.313
    Red y = 0.335 Green y = 0.610 Blue y = 0.060 White y = 0.329

    Established Timings:
    --------------------

    Manufacturer Reserved Timings:
    ------------------------------

    Standard Timing Identification:
    -------------------------------

    Monitor Description blocks:
    ---------------------------
    Descriptor #0 is Timing definition:
    Mode = 1440 x 900 @ 59.901Hz
    Pixel Clock............. 88.75 MHz Non-Interlaced

    Horizontal Vertical
    Active.................. 1440 pixels 900 lines
    Front Porch............. 48 pixels 3 lines
    Sync Width.............. 32 pixels 6 lines
    Back Porch.............. 80 pixels 17 lines
    Blanking................ 160 pixels 26 lines
    Total................... 1600 pixels 926 lines
    Scan Rate............... 55.469 kHz 59.901 Hz

    Image Size.............. 331 mm 207 mm
    Border.................. 0 pixels 0 lines

    Sync: Digital separate with
    * Negative vertical polarity
    * Negative horizontal polarity

    Descriptor #1 is Manufacturer specific data (not interpreted here)

    Descriptor #2 is ASCII data:
    LP154WP4-TLA1

    Descriptor #3 is ASCII data:
    Color LCD
     
  5. pik. macrumors 6502

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  6. Cpt. Ahab macrumors newbie

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    OK! So I'm a screen-n00b: what does all this mean?!
     
  7. VEN macrumors newbie

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    hope they looks like (or better) the new 13.3 PRO ...
     
  8. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    Tentatively, it means that there is really not a better screen in this newer gen of unibody 15" macbook pros. It was a borderline lie to claim that the screens were better for the 15 inchers, but the screen is dramatically better for the 13" version. The only reason to get the new generation is because of the longer battery life and the sd card slot and the lower prices.
     
  9. foudordi macrumors newbie

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    Hmm...
    9CA3... isn't it different from the previous ones? Mine is a 9C84. I know there is a 9C85 version as well (supposedly slightly better)
     
  10. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    Full disclaimer: my last macbook pro was the matte screen version prior to the unibodies.

    So yes, the colors are vibrant, but to me it seems to me the glossy/glass thing rather than the panel itself. I could be wrong, and I of course hope that I am wrong b/c I just bought this thing. The screen is absolutely still a great screen, but so were the last 2 generations of macbook pros. It's more about whether Apple has misled those people who think that they'll be getting an improved screen. Other people who have bought the 15" have not really chimed in yet except me, so I'll be interested to get their opinions. It's definitely not a downgrade of a screen, I can tell you that for sure.
     
  11. foudordi macrumors newbie

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    yes... comparing the locations of red, green, blue and white points, its completely different.
    (colorsync -> color LCD.icc).

    Thanks for sending all this info, by the way
     
  12. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    Really? i thought someone had their screen 9C85 replaced and got 9C84 instead.
     
  13. nws0291 macrumors 6502

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    My 15" uMBP I bought a week ago has a 9C85 screen. It is the previous top 2.66 6mb L2 model uMBP.
     
  14. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    The previous 15" models had only 9c84 and 9c85 screens. This is a new screen code. A google search seems to indicate this is an LG model.
     
  15. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    There was widespread disagreement about which of the two was the better screen. I saw numerous examples of both, pre- and post-calibration, and I personally preferred the 9C84 (LG).
     
  16. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    that's very interesting, because my 15" uMBP I bought two weeks ago has a 9C84.
     
  17. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    is the difference noticeable??
     
  18. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I've had both the 9c84 and the 9c85. In my opinion individual variations are bigger than the differences between the screen types. If you color calibrate with tools like a Spyder Pro or Eye2 calibrator the differences are too minor to worry about. This isn't like previous generations where one type was clearly better.

    I'd be curious to see the new displays though. They clearly are different unlike some reports that claimed the 15" display had not changed.
     
  19. nws0291 macrumors 6502

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    Although I bought it a week ago it was build around Feb I believe. I looked it up before but I forgot the exact date. It was built a while ago.
     
  20. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for posting unagimiyagi.

    Correct.

    PS. any display starting with LP is LG displays. (LP154WP4-TLA1)

    LG does not have it listed on there page (yet):
    http://www.lgdisplay.com/homeContain/jsp/eng/prd/prd300_j_e.jsp
     
  21. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I know this is OT but Philflow, are you the same "Phil" that's the moderator on NBR? Just curious. :)
     
  22. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    The colors on this LG screen that I have (newest 15" mbp) seem to be more vibrant, sort of like the Sony Z series. I watched some hd .mkv files and I do think that it's a bit more vibrant. I'm not sure how much of an improvement it is, but I would not feel that it is enough of a change for most people to justify the cost. So is it a better screen? It's certainly not worse, but if it's a little better, it is not better by leaps and bounds and frankly I'm not sure if it's psychological or not. The colors pop more, but I'm not sure if it's the glossy/glassy effect.

    I'll let the pros handle it from here.
     
  23. Philflow thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep :) I used have Philfow as my name on NBR too.

    Sounds like it did get a gamut increase. Sony Z has the highest gamut of all laptops screens if I recall correctly.
     
  24. foudordi macrumors newbie

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    Yep. For most people, the previous generation is more than satisfactory.
    However, for those who do picture edition (like me), you really can't get enough of gamut range.

    I'll try to sell my current unibody and get a new one with the student program.
    I'll just resell the ipod touch. Should be able to get the basic new macbook pro 15 (without the 9600 graph card) for about the same price I sell my current one). I never use the 9600.
     
  25. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    Can you confirm me that there's no display improvement between the previous-gen MBP 17'' and the new one released last Monday?

    I am on the verge of buying a previous-gen 2.66GHz uMBP 17'' and now comparing it with the newest model.
     

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