Is a C2D MBP brighter than a CD MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by speekez, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. speekez macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    Can anyone with both a CD MBP and C2D MBP answer this question:

    Are the C2D MBPs a bit brighter than the CD MBP? I went to the Apple store tonight. Both of the matte 15" C2D MBPs were brighter overall than the matte 17" CD MBPs. Both had brightness set to full.

    Or, is the 17" just dimmer than the 15" model anyway?

    There was no 17" C2D MBP to compare

  2. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I doubt it. General rule of thumb when they remove the contrast ratio from the specs HERE it generally means they don't want to advertise something. I've been reading the specs posted here:

    And if its true the answer would be no. That being said the specs in the thread pertain to the 15" not the 17" so who knows.
  3. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    Hmm. yeah let's see if someone with a 17" C2D MBP matte chimes in. All I know is when I was in the store, the two matte 17" Core Duo MBPs on display were dimmer than the Core 2 Duo 15" matte models.

    No Core 2 Duo matte 17" on display yet.

    When I went to Fry's Electronics, same results
  4. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    hmm if they are brighter I'd find it odd that apple wouldn't advertise that as so, they seem to love putting in little things like "now 12.89% brighter than previous macbook pros!"
  5. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    haha, true. I suspect it was just the way I perceived it. Perhaps the light is more concentrated on the 15" surface
  6. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
  7. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    MBPs displayed at the Apple stores are usually crank out their display brightness to the full. So, it's possible the older CD MBP's display's backlights may have been weakened because of the prolonged full-brightness usage.
  8. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    good point.
  9. stevehp macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    It's not a house, it's a home.
    I have a 17inch C2D MBP and couldn't be happier with the brightness.

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