How much better is the new screen?

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  1. kmac007 macrumors regular

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    Im trying to decide whether to get a 2015model or a new 2016 non touch bar model.

    I know the new screen is supposed to be brighter and have a higher contrast ratio in the 2016 version. Howmuch better is it compared to the 2015 retina MacBook Pro? Is the difference slight or very visible?
     
  2. powertoold macrumors 6502

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    lol this is totally subjective, but it's definitely noticeable. Whether or not it's worth it is up to you
     
  3. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    I had a 13" 2015 rMBP and the new 13" 2016 model and the new screen is noticeably richer and brighter. Whether or not that matters is up to you but I am definitely enjoying it.
     
  4. kmac007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the response % wise how much better would you say the new screen is compared to the 2015?
     
  5. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    Does the new screen have less glare?
     
  6. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    I couldn't really put a percentage on it but it's something I noticed right away. Here is a comparison between the two (old rMBP on left, new on right):

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    Less glare, yes. Decent difference as well.
     
  7. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome, thank you!
     
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  9. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    $500 where? The old 13" Pro costs $1300. The $200 difference between the new Pro and old Pro is worth every cent.
     
  10. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

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    I don't see much of a difference. I'm not a video or photo editor so it wouldn't matter to me. But I am curious why there are two Finder icons in the Dock?
     
  11. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    The "real" successor to the old rMBP 13" is the new rMBP 13" that costs $1799.

    The $1499 rMBP 13" is the successor to the MBA 13".
     
  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    $300 if you compare like configurations with 256GB storage.
     
  13. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    Re the side-by-side comparison as seen in post 6 above:

    Are both displays at 100% brightness?

    New MBPro on right is brighter, but...

    ... if the brightness on the right was adjusted down a little (to where the one of the left is), one might make a better comparison...
     
  14. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    1. Brighter
    2. Less reflective
    3. Wider color gamut
    4. More energy efficient

    It's better in every respect compared to the old models and really blew me away when I tried it at Best Buy.
     
  15. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    Both are at 100% brightness in the picture.
     

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