Is it normal for MBA Display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pawelk, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. pawelk macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Purchased MBA 11 2014 few days ago, one thing i noticed is that, when i scroll web pages with bright background, dark fonts and images are getting much brighter.

    I did google about it and from what i know this problem exist in all MBA?

    You can see in while for example scrolling Youtube comments using touchpad.
     
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  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I've got an 11" MBA, but don't have any idea what you're talking about. Never noticed anything like that, sorry...
     
  4. pawelk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If you visit for example this site http://www.wykop.pl/

    and scroll down using 2 fingers, doesnt the font change color from dark blue to light blue ? (while scrolling only)
     
  5. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    No. But if I look closely, it seems to "flicker" a little. I think that's just because the screen is being refreshed. But really, when I scroll it's because I want to move the page down. I don't read and scroll at the same time.
     
  6. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    I see no flickering, color or font changes with Chrome, Firefox or Safari. I used both 2 finger scrolling on the trackpad and an external mouse, as well as the MBA standalone then with an external monitor.

    Caveat: my MBA is a 13".
     
  7. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    What I saw was very subtle, I never noticed it before. It certainly wasn't "dark fonts and images getting much brighter" as the OP described it.
     
  8. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    The text gets slightly lighter while scrolling. Lack of enough screen refresh.
     
  9. pawelk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx for reply

    I've made a short video showing the problem

    https://vimeo.com/101849512

    but i guess its normal in all MBA, though it doesnt happen in 100$ netbooks, shame Apple
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    My 2013 13" MBA does that, but I think your video makes it look a little worse than it looks in person. But yes... if you flip through a long web page quickly there is a bit of refresh lag with the text.

    Funny thing is it it not noticeable at all with my MBA attached to the Thunderbolt Display in clamshell mode, so I suspect it is an more an issue with the MBA LCD refresh rate rather than a GPU power issue.
     
  11. pawelk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep its probably LCD problem, could be some problem with voltage according to this test

    http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/inversion.php

    The text also get lighter when you for example move the browser window around.
     
  12. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Some sites seem to exaggerate the issue while others-- not so much. On forums like macrumors I don't really get the problem. However on particular sites like the one you linked, I do get it.

    Maybe it's the way certain texts are rendered?
     

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