How much better is the new screen?

kmac007

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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?
 

kmac007

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

dk808

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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.
Does the new screen have less glare?
 

ryannel2003

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Thanks for the response % wise how much better would you say the new screen is compared to the 2015?
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):



Does the new screen have less glare?
Less glare, yes. Decent difference as well.
 

dk808

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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):





Less glare, yes. Decent difference as well.
Awesome, thank you!
 

bigpoppamac31

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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):





Less glare, yes. Decent difference as well.
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?
 

tubeexperience

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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.
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".
 

Fishrrman

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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...
 

xmonkey

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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.
 

ryannel2003

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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...
Both are at 100% brightness in the picture.
 
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