Is the MBP still experiencing the 1/3 yellowish thingy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yudilks, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. yudilks macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2006
    Even until now? With 7 - 10 days shipping delay and stuff, I just hope that they have implement a stricter quality control...

    Any comments for those who has just purchased their MBP? Thanks a lot..
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i think a lot of people have perfectly fine macbook pros. some probably can't tell if they have the yellow tint issue, and others probably just don't care. the colors on my macbook pro didn't look so great at first, but a quick calibration made things look better. i don't have any yellow tinting on the bottom, none that i can tell anyway, and i'm very happy with my machine. be confident in your purchase.
  3. AaronM58 macrumors member


    May 22, 2007
    Lubbock, TX
    I got a brand new MBP last week & it is flawless. Probably the best looking screen on any laptop that I've ever owned!!
  4. henhowc macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  5. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    How come all the MB/MBPs look yellowish from an angle? Like, the entire screen? When I went to the store, they looked like that.
  6. Langille macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2007
    I've had mine now for over a week and nothing wrong with it at all, perfect screen. Like the post above, this is easily the most beautiful screen of any laptop or notebook I have ever owned.

    I cant say 100%, but i feel pretty confident that the screen issues are either gone, or almost non existant anymore.

    Hope this helps.
  7. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    It is early technology using LED as a backlit method on such a big screen. Colours will appear distorted from viewing it at angles - but who views their laptop from 45'?

    Remember early laptop screens (most mobile phones, cameras with screens etc) had really bad viewing angles - you'd move your head up ever so slightly and the screen would suddenly get a lot darker or lighter?

    The MBP screen is perfect - it was designed for being viewed straight on, because, like that's how you're meant to use it.
  8. Alloye macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2007
    Rocklin, CA
    I've noted two causes of this phenomena:

    1. The natural limitations of the TN LCD technology combined with a yellow-phosphor LED backlight.

    2. The Apple-supplied color profile is unusually warm with a slight green push.

    Once properly calibrated, the new MBPs look fantastic from straight on (bright, crisp whites) and only exhibit a slight yellow tint from the sides.
  9. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
    my new 15'' macbook pro has a perfect yellowish or whatever...even i read all the posts about the problem..but i simply didnt care and got the machine.
  10. vicious7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2007
    Jacked into the net...
    I've had mine for around a month now. The screen is calibrated and I've run tests determine whether the screen has dead pixels or showing a yellow strip at the bottom.

    The screen AND the computer is running and looking great. It's as close to perfect as I would expect -- with the exception that it needed more RAM (done) and a larger/faster HD (soon to be done). :D

    I am now an Apple evangelist - pick one up now ;)
  11. Vorst macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2007
    I got a new Macbook pro 15" (LG display) a few days ago. Ordered mine at 22 of july arrived the 2nd of aug.
    I must say the angle of view is very very narrow. I calibrated the screen manual and with Monaco XR. After color-meter calibration, the color balance is more and less like my 24" dell LCD display. ( checked with some reference pictures)
    If I look at my older Dell Latitude laptop, I really don't see an LCD improvement, just the opposite, the view angle on the Dell is better with a simular color gamut.
    If you look at the display with an angle from the top I see a strong blue cast, if I look at it from an angle at the bottom I see a strong orange cast.
    The orange cast is always a little bit visual in light grey areas (like you see in this forum greys). even looking straight on.
    Light falloff is one thing but color-shift looking up and down is not so nice with this new LED display.
  12. rev316 macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2004
  13. Vorst macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2007
    Please could somebody tell me if this is right ?(see my picture site):

    -look at the extreem angle pictures. (moving my head a little bit up down shows already a slide color cast also).
    -look at the straight on picture for the light fall off at the bottom.

    Please could somebody shows similar picture with the same angle and straight on, with white on the bottom?
  14. yudilks thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2006
    Thanks for all reply guys... I think I'm ready to take the "plunge" now... :p I will order online, so will keep you guys updated, of course after waiting for 10 days shipping, another 2 or 3 days delivery, plus another 1 or 2 days admiring the new machine (God forbid any flaws on my soon new MBP)... Hehehehe
  15. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005

    When you're a college student and you just downloaded a movie and watching with a bunch of friends on a MBP that was just recently bought? Atleast.. that would be my case...

    Not everyone can sit perpendicularly to the screen:p
  16. Sic macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2005
    Southampton UK
    i got one at the weekend, and it does have the yellow tinge thing, but it seems to disappear once the screen has been lit for a while. it's only really apparent on boot, and block colour backgrounds. I might take it in to see if I can get the screen replaced, but it goes after a while so I'm not too bothered.

    other than that, I am INCREDIBLY impressed with the MBP. Bootcamp's support for Windows, (what can I say, I love Half Life 2!!) is excellent. Definitely be confident that you'll get a quality machine if you get one. I couldn't be happier with mine
  17. Psyc macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2007
    Okay, newb question. How do I calibrate my monitor? I just got mine this Saturday and maybe a monitor calibration could fix this problem I have in photoshop that makes my colors look washed out whenever I save for web.
  18. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    I believe that's just the compression of the file to reduce file size. It's not your monitor. (well your monitor could have an problem in addition, I don't know, but washed-out results you see from "save for web" are a compression thing, not the monitor's) Try regular "save as" for anything important enough that you don't want that washed out look in.
  19. Psyc macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2007
    No, it's got something to do with the color profiles in photoshop and the calibration of my monitor. I had the same problem on my Windows PC a year ago but I can't remember how I fixed it.

    Here's a thread discussing the problem, but I can't really see a concrete solution.

    So anyway, a lot of you mentioned calibrating your monitor -- how do I do this?
  20. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Been there done that - didn't have any problems. You aren't going to be sitting right infront of the screen - we were about 4 feet back and viewing angle was perfect.
  21. vicious7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2007
    Jacked into the net...
    Click on :apple: -> click on System Preferences -> Choose Displays -> Click on Color -> Click on Calibrate and follow the instructions.

    or download SuperCal from and use it to calibrate your screen.
  22. yudilks thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2006
    Exactly, the viewing angle will not hit 45°...
  23. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Because they are TN-panels, only Laptops you can get with IPS-panels are some modells of Lenovo T60 (and I think T61 and T62 but those are hard to find).

    So basicly ****** display technology, but it's the same on more or less all laptops so there isn't much to do about it.
  24. pufftissue macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2006
    I went to the apple store today:

    6 15" macbook pros

    4 of them had samsung screens, and all of them on the bottom 1/3 had the yellowing.

    2 LG screens had no such problems.

    It is definitely not my mind as I decided in my mind: yellow or not before I looked it up.

    I don't know what week these models were, though.

    I am disappointed.
  25. Iced Angel macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    I have the samsung ... latest week ... 1/3 yellowish :D but it's good enough

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