Do all 17inch anti-glare uMBP's have shockingly bad viewing angles?!

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  1. kezman macrumors newbie

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    ...10 degrees up and the all of the light greys become inverted, a few degrees down and the colours go dark.

    The replacement's in the mail but i've got a feeling it's going to be exactly the same. I had the same issues with the samsung panel in the glossy 17inch model, so I thought I'd try the anti-glare version hoping it would be better.

    Is it the same for all of the anti-glare models or should I keep holding out until I get a decent panel?
     
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  3. kezman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know. There isn't an apple store for miles.
     
  4. simonpickard macrumors regular

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    "Do all 17inch anti-glare uMBP's have shockingly bad viewing angles?!"

    No. Mine doesn't.
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Isn't that characteristic of the TN film panel found in all laptops?
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Firstly, viewing angles are a characteristic of the LCD panel, and since the difference between the glossy and matte screens is not the actual LCD panel, there won't be a difference in viewing angles. ;)


    Secondly, I've seen the 17" MBP screen, and I didn't think the viewing angles were bad at all. :confused:
     
  7. taphil macrumors regular

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    With gray colors or the stripes in iTunes' song listings, the narrow vertical viewing angle you describe sounds about right. It's been like that on all the MB/MBP screens and is the nature of TN LCDs. Other colors, on the other hand, don't fade or turn negative until greater angles.
     

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