Eye strain and new Macbook 12

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  1. Rogner macrumors newbie

    Rogner

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    Hi, I bought Macbook 12 (2015) after about 3 years using of Macbook Pro 15 Retina. I never had a problem with eye strain and pain with this Macbook Pro. Retina is great and I cannot imagine my work without it.
    Now I use Macbook 12 - smaller screen but same font size, same brightness. I see everything perfect but after few hours I have eye strain and pain like never before.
    Have you same experience or do you know where is problem?
    Thank you.
     
  2. doboy macrumors 68000

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    You're just getting older :)
     
  3. Rogner thread starter macrumors newbie

    Rogner

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    Maybe :) But with Macbook Pro I was younger? :)
     
  4. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    What resolution are you running at? I get this when running at 1440x900 but not at 1280x800.
     
  5. Admiral macrumors regular

    Admiral

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    Perhaps your screen is too bright. I have to turn the brightness down on mine.
     
  6. Rogner thread starter macrumors newbie

    Rogner

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    I am running bigger text. There is no resolution size...
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Go to the optometrist and get checked for reading glasses.
     
  8. Rogner thread starter macrumors newbie

    Rogner

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    I was month ago. But why is it problem on Macbook 12 and not on Macbook Pro 15?
     
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Because it's a smaller screen that you probably get a bit closer too would be my guess.
     
  10. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Your eye`s may need a little time to adjust, 12" rMB has a very different colour calibration in comparison to the 15" The calibration is far warmer and depending on OS version contrast may be less. My own 2015 rMB I am running 10.10.5 (compatibly reasons) which is probably the worst due to the font selection on Apple`s behalf and lack of contrast :rolleyes:, I also own and use 13" & 15" Retina`s employed in a business role. For me the 12" MacBook has by far the superior display for my usage.

    I also use a HiDPI Windows system with significantly smaller fonts, this also took some time to adjust to, due to the differing ways Windows & OS X render fonts. I also tend to run the brightness at around 50% unless outdoors as the display on the rMB and now Samsung is extremely bright, which I can believe can induce fatigue and headaches.

    Is the fatigue, more or less when the screen is dimmed? if more it may be an issue with the display`s inverter. As you may be more sensitive to flicker. Not an expert on how Apple controls brightness, equally PWM is common for displays these days.

    FWIW my rmb is set to 1440x900 - More Space

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  11. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Can you recall the model identifier?

    What was its native resolution?

    Which versions of the OS did you run on that Mac?
     
  12. Rogner thread starter macrumors newbie

    Rogner

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    Thank you very much for your reply. How long does it take to get used to the Macbook 12 display? What can I do for better adaptation?
     
  13. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Honestly I don't know, cant see it taking much more than a couple of weeks depending on usage.

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  14. Ingromato Romatoni macrumors newbie

    Ingromato Romatoni

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    Hi there,
    My Apple ME279X/A iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi 16GB Silver has been updated a week ago (IOS 10.3.2) and has been causing eye and head ache since then. I cannot feel any pain using my Android mobile or any of my laptops/computers (Windows7, Fedora,etc.).
    I also tried to change the size of the characters and later Night Shift (More Warm).. but none of them helped. Very strange. There is no workaround to this at this stage.
     
  15. wishxmaster macrumors newbie

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    ı used macbook 12 inch 2016 this was my first macbook.
    Normaly ı am using 17 inch notebook never live that problem. You will be used with time guess:)
     

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