Engadget: LED vs CCFL displays no difference?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SpaceJello, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. SpaceJello macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2006
    Came across this:


    All 15-inch MBPs now use LED-backlit displays standard; 17-inchers still use CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent)

    Apple claims users can see a battery-life benefit of between 30 mins - 1 hour (depending on use). They did not have stats on exact efficiencies between LED and CCFL backlit displays.

    The new LED backlight is the same brightness: 300 vs 300 nits of the previous gen's CCFL

    The viewing angle is also the same as before

    In other words, besides faster time from fully-off to full-brightness and an increase in battery life, Apple claims users should notice absolutely no perceivable difference between last-gen displays and the new LED-backlit ones."

    I wonder if this is true?
  2. heatasmallhouse macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    my new baby's color distribution seems much more even than other MBPs I've seen (at least with the grey backdropped migration assistant I've been staring at for the last hour) It does increase brightness much quicker that my old PB, but I can't speak beyond that.

    I think Apple just doesn't want to scare off "consumer level" customers from a new tech, so they're saying they look exactly the same.
  3. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2006
    It feels a little brighter to me, and colors seem more vibrant. I've heard that LED is supposed to assist in color reproduction.

    30 minutes battery life increase alone is worth it to me :p
  4. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    I have my doubts about these being locally dimmed LED backlight displays. I wouldn't be surprised if one noticed no difference if these are confirmed to be plain LED backlights.
  5. ironic23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2006
    I haven't seen the new LED lit displays but after my MBP (core duo) went in for repairs in which the LCD panel was replaced, i noticed that the backlighting was very even and there weren't any dark spots in the center like what used to happen when i first got the MBP. I'm sure the LED lit displays will look as even as my present MBP's screen but the fact that it uses less power is tempting.
  6. SpaceJello thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2006
    It would definitely be interesting to see if these new LED screens are plagued with the same uneven problem many have from the old ones.
  7. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2006
    Looks pretty even to me.

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