Display Brightness - Penryn MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by korpanopoly, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. korpanopoly macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have tried searching these forums for an answer to my question, but have been unsuccessful in my search.

    Per the title of this post, I have a base-model MBP (glossy screen) which was delivered last week.

    My question relates to adjusting the brightness of the display. Specifically, I notice that I need to increase the brightness of the display virtually to the max to get a nice, vibrant picture.

    Is this standard / normal? I have read posts where other say that the higher brigntness setting on thir MBP are too bright and over-saturated. This is definitely not the case for me.

    Any input is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ArkabaS macrumors member

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    Check out my recent post http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=453513. I just got my 2nd Penryn 15.4" 2.4 GHz MBP and the screen is noticeably dimmer than my 1st Penryn. While max brightness still hurts my eyes a bit, it is nowhere near as bright as the first MBP. With this one, I use one or two notches below maximum. On the old one, I used half or 2/3 notches.
     
  3. korpanopoly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Thank you for the reply, ArkabaS.

    That is very interesting - I did not realize that there could be differing brightness levels between MBP displays - kinda odd if you ask me.

    I have heard that there is a way to increase the brightness even further (I don't know how though). Is this true?

    Thanks.
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Maximum brightness can be regulated on some laptops by the BIOS/Firmware. The eeePC, for example, has an LED backlit screen adjusted to half its maximum brightness and the BIOS can be hacked to increase it. I doubt if that is the case with MBPs given how bright my SR MBP gets.
     
  5. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    Brightness level is a personal preference thing. Some people like to use their laptops with a brightness a few levels below the highest. Personally I never use mine at anything other than max brightness. I would never lower it unless I was on battery and trying to conserve power.
     
  6. ArkabaS macrumors member

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    korpanopoly,

    I noticed something else. On this new MBP, I only have 4 total ColorSync profiles pre-installed. On the old MBP, I had at least 10. Definitely a different LCD panel...

    Edit: Never mind, I think that was due to me installing Adobe CS 3 on the other MBP
     

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