Has Apple ever used 8 bit lcds in their notebooks?

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  1. okgo macrumors newbie

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    I'm about to buy a MBP and I've been digging through threads on the current lcds in the MB and MBP and I'm just wondering ...

    Has apple ever used 8 bit lcds in any of their notebooks in the past?

    Do any current notebooks by any manufacturer use 8 bit lcds or all notebooks restricted to 6 bit panels for technical reasons?
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I don't know of ANY laptop manufacturer that uses 8 bit displays - pretty sure they're all 6 bit.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Thinkpads and S-IPS panels are 8-bit.
     
  4. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Do you know the specific brands of Thinkpads? Because most of those I have looked at looks like pure crap.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    T6x do, X6x with Multiview do, I believe some of the R-series do. Well you have to get the high-resolution/upgrades.
     
  6. okgo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the info.

    do you know if apple ever used 8 bit lcds in past?
     
  7. PDE macrumors 68020

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    Apparently, the flexview displays used in thinkpads were discontinued because IBM/Lenovo couldn't secure a steady quantity of LCDS from the manufacturer. Very sad because it was the only really high quality display available for laptops, except that it wasn't very bright.
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Oh cool, thanks for that info. Knew about the S-IPS panels but wasn't sure if there were any small, laptop sized ones in use.

    Turns out there are - good to know.
     

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