Dim keyboard backlighting at full brightness?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by puma1552, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Picked up a Rev. B MBA Sunday...the keyboard, compared to my uni MBP, is only maybe 2/3 or at the very most 3/4 the brightness of that on my uni MBP when both are at full brightness.

    For anyone who has both, is this normal for the MBA backlighting to be weaker than that of the uni MBP?

    it still functions fine and illuminates the keys well enough for the dark but I am just curious.
     
  2. justit macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't compared, but it probably has to do with battery drain, the less the better battery time
     
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    true but you would think they would give you the option to crank the brightness, since you can always turn it down to save battery.
     
  4. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    pics:

    Unibody MBP:

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    Rev B MBA:

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    MBP on the left, MBA on the right:

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  5. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    Wow, the reflections on the glassbook are insane.
     
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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  7. mlblacy macrumors 6502

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    Try installing Lab Tick. I have a rev a Air, and found the auto-adjusting feature to be a bit wonky. Lab tick solved my issues, and brightened up more than it did on its own. Don't have a Pro, so I can't speak to the comparative brightnesses.

    michael
     
  8. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Lab Tick is installed on both machines, and the pics were taken at maximum brightness for both.
     

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