How are the new screens?

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  1. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    I noticed Apple seems amazingly low key about the new displays incorporated into the MBP, does that mean they basically just changed the backlighting and nothing else?
     
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    Pretty much, but they do seem to be a heck of a lot brighter. The glossy models aren't getting as much if any glare in sunlight.
     
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    Is there any difference as to how grainy the screens are (for either the matte or glossy screens)?
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  5. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
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    Anobody else noticed they didn't advertise 'millions of colors' on the apple website? Must be because of the class action lawsuit.... :rolleyes:
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

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    uh, they still say "TFT display with support for millions of colors" in the tech specs.
     
  8. PDE macrumors 68020

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    I am really dying to find out whether the new displays have less grain too. At the very least, the should be quite evenly illuminated and that will make them much better. Less grain and the displays will be just as good as most PC laptop displays! Way to go Apple!
     
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    Really? That was my main deterrent from getting glossy, was the glare. What do graphic designers use, glossy or matte?
     
  10. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Graphic designers don't let friends work with a Macbook Pro screen. Gosh they are so lousy when it comes to colour rendition it is not funny.
     
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    do you mean glossy screens? or is it that both are bad for colour rendition?
     
  12. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The screens themselves are bad, if you are serious about your editing just get a desktop monitor.

    Colour calibrated, the banding on the last generation MBP screens are so bad it is as good as useless unless your "graphic editing" involves resizing photos of grandma.
     
  13. nickatnite macrumors newbie

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    fine-grained illumination level adjustment

    I found this while browsing some pages:

    "Apple claims that the LED backlights drive 15-inch MacBook Pro displays to the same maximum brightness as CCFL, but add the benefit of fine-grained illumination level adjustment, and LEDs are capable of much lower minimum brightness levels. Apple confirmed that MacBook Pro takes advantage of both of these LED traits in its design; the displays dim to a far darker level than CCFL could sustain before going dark."

    I'm not so sure what the fine-grained illumination thing is, but here's the source if you want to figure it out yourself.

    http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisemac/archives/2007/06/
     
  14. Mr Fusion macrumors 6502a

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    I went into an Apple Store this afternoon and they said they were still doing inventory on the new models so they were not out for display. What a bunch of goofuses...

    I want to see the old vs. new side by side.

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  15. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well you know on the MBP you can dim the backlighting in so many "levels" of brightness right?

    What they probably mean to say is for the new LED backlit screens you can do it at a finer level, and to a lower level of brightness, before the screen dims out.
     
  16. nickatnite macrumors newbie

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    OK, I see what you mean. So it doesn't actually have anything to do with the "graininess" of the screen, just the illumination? I guess that makes sense.
     
  17. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am not sure about how the LEDs will help the graininess... but judging from the fact that Apple offers the machines in both matte and glossy, doesn't it imply it is all really just the top most coating that varies?

    Surely they could have just switched suppliers for this coating and get the issue over and done with.
     

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