Frustrated with Apple's screens

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 2contagious, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. 2contagious macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I have sold my old 17" MacBook Pro and was going to buy the 15" Retina MacBook Pro. Well, I did, but the first one had speaker issues, the second one had an LG screen with Image Retention, and the replacement screen I got was a Samsung without Image Retention, but a massive yellow tinge towards the bottom of the screen. I have since returned the Retina MBP and ordered a 15" Anti-Glare MacBook Pro instead. It's not really the product I wanted, but what the heck :( Only problem is that this screen has

    - backlight bleeding
    - the "standard" two dark lines in the backlight when the system heats up (e.g. playing a game or watching a movie) I've seen this happen on every single MBP except the Retina MBP...
    - general non-uniformity (I can see dark lines in the backlight in grey backgrounds, e.g. using Lightroom, Photoshop etc.)

    Then again.. why am I surprised? The non-Retina MBP has a TN panel :( Either way, I really don't know what to do. I know I am picky about screen issues (I'm a photographer and graphic designer), but I really need something good. The product I really wanted was the Retina MBP, but all these issues are just making me frustrated...

  2. jdeal65 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2012
    Apple no longer cares about quality

    Sorry to hear that you are having terrible luck with Apple's disregard for quality control. It's a matter of time that reports about display issues on the new iMacs will start flooding the blogs.

    I'm in the market for a new computer, and thought about the 2 models that you went through. Forget it. I will wait for the Mac Pro to be updated in 2013, and then get a quality 3rd party display. Meanwhile, my Mac Mini(2010) + 20" Apple Cinema display from 2005 will hold me over. That was the best display ever made by Apple-a long lasting workhorse. Best of luck to you.
  3. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    Wow that's the 1st I've heard of it, the 3 MBP's I've had have all had perfect screens, with 172/172 viewing angles.

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