Got my new MBP - no yellow!

PDE

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Nov 16, 2005
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This is my fourth SR MBP. The box arrived with double taping, indicating that Apple had re-opened it and done something to the machine or other content - don't know what, but I do know that it was Apple who did it. The machine is a week 27 and the display is an LG LP154WP2-TLA1. As far as I can tell, there is no yellow tint when viewed straight on. at about 50 degree angles the whole display gets yellowish, but it's normal for LCD to distort - this one just does it in yellow instead of other colors.

The display is reasonably evenly lit (not like a desktop but it's fine) though the top right corner seems darker. The one thing that is different on this display from my past LG displays is that there is a visible strip of brightness at the bottom that is visible with solid colors and when moving something over that area. It's the entire length of the display, but it's a very narrow strip so I think I can live with it. It's certainly not worse than any of the older MBPs 15" or 17"!


Just wanted to report on the display since so many people are interested in that when looking to buy. More later, but so far everything is working as it should.
 

koops

macrumors regular
Jun 18, 2007
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London
can you guys check something for me - I recieved my macbook pro two days ago.

I just right clicked on iweb in the applications flder and went to get info

it says this application was created on 21st April 2006? another was iDVd which said ceated on 19th september 2006?

all others are may 2007 etc, is this when it was installed on the hard drive?

just supicious.......
 

koops

macrumors regular
Jun 18, 2007
169
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London
This is my fourth SR MBP. The box arrived with double taping, indicating that Apple had re-opened it and done something to the machine or other content - don't know what, but I do know that it was Apple who did it. The machine is a week 27 and the display is an LG LP154WP2-TLA1. As far as I can tell, there is no yellow tint when viewed straight on. at about 50 degree angles the whole display gets yellowish, but it's normal for LCD to distort - this one just does it in yellow instead of other colors.

The display is reasonably evenly lit (not like a desktop but it's fine) though the top right corner seems darker. The one thing that is different on this display from my past LG displays is that there is a visible strip of brightness at the bottom that is visible with solid colors and when moving something over that area. It's the entire length of the display, but it's a very narrow strip so I think I can live with it. It's certainly not worse than any of the older MBPs 15" or 17"!


Just wanted to report on the display since so many people are interested in that when looking to buy. More later, but so far everything is working as it should.
I also have a similar strip but at the top of my screen, if I look from an angle this strip turns more yelow, i have a white wallpaper and this remains white while this strip goes a darker yelow - can't notice it straight on - just a little odd.
 

Alloye

macrumors 6502a
Apr 11, 2007
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Rocklin, CA
I had a bright strip along the bottom, it goes within a week or so
I noticed the same thing. Day one I was watching a DVD and noticed a little bleed along the bottom. After a few days, it was gone and has remained gone ever since. Perhaps a few heat/cool cycles help the display seat better into its frame.