For a while now, I've been using my trusty DELL 2405FPW with my MacPro. I do a lot of photography work, and I noticed that my colors, particularly the red (and a bit less so the green) elements, were surprisingly different when I looked at them on a laptop computer. At first, I thought it was a calibration issue, perhaps a gamma problem, or maybe just a color management / embedded color profile. Then I thought it was my monitor, it must be just a crappy monitor. However, after spending quite a bit of time looking into the problem, all I can tell is that laptops, particularly Apple laptops (and my iPhone) are the ones that display these red tones differently. I went to the Apple store, and the 24" iMac, the 23" Apple Cinema and 30" Apple Cinema displays show reds very very intensely, while all laptops, matte and glossy Macbook Pros, LED backlit and CF backlit, all Macbooks (including my wife's) and my iPhone don't. To be consistent, I used one photo to compare these: http://www.flickr.com/photos/catharticflux/285049864/in/set-72157594354463360/ In the desktop LCDs the leaves are *very* red and the bark on the tree is rich. In the laptop LCDs, the leaves are... reddish but not intense. I wouldn't really care all that much about this difference if it didn't also subtly affect skin tones. If it looks good on the desktop LCDs, it's gonna look a bit washed out on the laptops, if it looks paler in the dekstop LCD, it's almost going to look gray on the laptops. I also tested the greens with this photograph: http://www.flickr.com/photos/catharticflux/616968336/in/set-72157600471671755/ Finally, for some reason, the blue seems unaffected and looks relatively uniform across all these displays. What am I missing? I've spent HOURS calibrating my Dell 2405FPW display only to find out that the desktop Apples look pretty much the same, but the laptops don't.