Do you think Rev B will get as good a screen as rev A?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nph, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I am starting to wonder if Apple will ever 'fix' or upgrade the screen(s) in Rev B to the same level as rev A or if this screen is something we have to accept when we buy a MBA?

    Cant make up my mind whether to buy the Rev B or not due to the screen. a last gen MBP glossy has a better screen as far as I have seen.

    What do you think?
  2. nmook macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    Same here. I hope they do fix it, but I'm not betting on it.
  3. Constantinos macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    Athens, Greece
    I think this screen story for Rev B is starting to get over exploded. Have been using since end December a Rev B, migrating from a Rev A (March 2008 production) and very sincerely there is nothing to complain about the screen quality / brightness / whatever (let alone the famous thin lines!). The screen at least in my machine and the 4 others I examined at UK Apple Stores (Regent Street and Westfield) demonstrated none of the problems advertised so much in this forum.

    Best thing is to go see for yourself and decide when and if you buy!
  4. faxao macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2008
    Milano, Italy
    Ditto....I have just bought a Rev B in London and the screen (Model 9C90) is just perfect (no lines) !!
  5. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
    I had a ****** rev a (thanks apple you freaking ******s):rolleyes:. Now have a great rev b. No screen issues. Same great screen.
  6. SummerBoy macrumors regular


    Dec 19, 2008
  7. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    I have both a Rev A and a Rev B MBA. The screens are identical.
  8. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    I had a rev A 1.6/80G and just got (from Amazon) my Rev B 1.8/128 (week 48)
    I had the two side by side, and the rev B screen is just a bit brighter and "bluer". The rev A seemed a bit more yellow.

    Also my rev B does NOT have the lines (I am grateful). It so so much snappier; when I would click on an icon to open a program on my rev A the icon would bounce and eventually open. There is no bouncing on Rev B. The program opens.

    I am very pleased. I think you should go to Apple store and decide for yourself.
  9. coupdetat macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Better check the color calibrations. My MBA shipped with a "yellowish" screen--turns out, it's just the default color calibration that isn't optimal. It's the best laptop screen I've ever used!
  10. pstoehr macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2003
    Scheßlitz, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany

    I'm also a happy Rev B owner. No lines, no flickering no complains!

  11. #11
    What calibration did you use?
  12. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2008
    Please search people!!!! Why do we need a daily thread started on this?? I'm beginning to think these whiners are just the competition just trying to scare away customers from the Air.
    Great, perfect screens exist on Rev. B (HDD versions, and some later SSD) and many have them!
  13. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    what competition? Nobody has anything on the macbook air :D nobody comes close. nuff said.
  14. Tommigun macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Helsinki, Finland
    I wouldn't bet my money on it... Checked the new display models out here in Helsinki and they did indeed showcase the same flaw (lines).

    Please keep in mind that the lines are much harder to see in a well lit environment such as shops than at home. Interesting fact of the day: My coworkers didn't see the lines at first but after I went into the word processor with an all white background and pointed them out they did indeed see them. It's a matter of knowing where to look. Actually, one person did see them but thought it was a graphical thing in OSX :) The other laptop models did not have lines.
  15. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I recently saw a 9A9C Rev B 128 and even if it has the lines it is only at a certain angle and compared to the MBP next to it at Microcenter it had an excellent screen. GReat contrast and not too glossy.
    Wonder if I can learn to accept it due to the other great aspects of it?

    Only think I would have wished had been the keys from the old MBP...

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