Headaches watching Macbook Pro 13" in bed.. suggestions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djrobsd, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting eyestrain headaches in my right eye while watching my Macbook Pro 13 inch in bed. I just bought the computer a few weeks ago, and I have a couple of theories. I've watched movies in bed on my HP Elitebook with the 14 inch screen, no problems, but it has a very dim, and matte display, the Macbook Pro has a VERY bright, LED backlit display.

    So, I'm wondering...

    Is it the bright LED backlit display?
    Is it because it's glossy and not matte?
    Is it the 13 inch size? Should I return the 13 and get the 15?

    Or???

    I've tried moving the laptop further away from my eyes to no avail. I turned the brightness down and that didn't help too much...

    Maybe I should turn some lights on in the room and not watch it in the dark?

    FWIW, my vision is 20/20 in the left, and 20/30 in the right, so maybe there is something else going on with my vision, but I got my eyes checked last week and he said I am still on the "cusp" of needing glasses. ;)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It's always good to have some background lighting.
     
  3. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    The awesome and very color accurate screen takes some time to get used to. Especially if you transitioned from a dimmer, CCFL-backlit screen to a brighter LED-backlit screen. You don't need apps that turn down the brightness, by default you can turn down the brightness to a very dim level.
     

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