How much better is the hi res screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by booch, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. booch macrumors newbie

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    I just got a late 2008 17" MBP with the backlit Hi res screen and I dont really see any difference from the normal screen.
    What is the advantage to the backlit LED screen?
     
  2. Liquidpics macrumors member

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    Ummm...

    It's brighter. I would be more curious about the differences in the resolution of the hi-res versus the non hi-res. You mention you have the late '08 but it sounds like you have the early '08, because (correct me if I'm wrong) I thought the hi-res was only available with that model? Do you have the unibody?
     
  3. Quu macrumors 68020

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    First of all the Higher Resolution enables 1:1 ratio playback of 1080P movies

    Old Display: 1680x1050, new Display: 1920x1200. In desktops terms 20" monitors are 1680x1050, and 24" monitors are 1920x1200 - So the new display allows you to have the same amount of Windows open as a 24" display.

    More windows can be open at once in full view (Until we get Resolution Independence :p).

    The LED backlights use around 30% less power then conventional display lighting. And the LED's are instant-on at full brightness while the previous display technology had some warming up time after just being turned on until they reached full brightness.
     
  4. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    Is this the unibody 17":confused:
     
  5. booch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is not the unibody
    It is a new refurb 17" 2.5 / 320/ 4g with 512 video card with the backlit LED Hi Res anti glare screen. I am returning a similar model that does not have the Hi Res screen. I only changed because it was only $150 more for the upgraded screen, memory and hard drive.
    How can I tell if it really has the Hi Res screen?
    It is from Apple so I'm sure they wouldn't screw me but I have no way to tell which screen it is.
     
  6. Quu macrumors 68020

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    Just go to the display properties if it says 1920x1200 then its high res if its 1680x1050 its standard.
     

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