is there a difference in brightness/resolution/clarity between 13 & 15 inch umbp?

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  1. DUNCVILLE macrumors member

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    hi there;

    hope this is isn't a stupid question - i've tried to scour through the apple site but as a tech dope i don't know what the terminology is.

    Just wanted to ask if there is a brightness/resolution/clarity difference between these two model?

    many thanks!
     
  2. SA22C macrumors regular

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    All 13 inch MBP's run at 1280x800 and all 15 inch MBP's run at 1440x900. Other than the resolution difference, the panels are the same in terms of color gamut, contrast and brightness.
     
  3. JaZzMaN251 macrumors regular

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    I've read somewhere that the 13" display isn't really capable of displaying 'millions of colors' because it's a lower 'bit' display than the 15" and 17".

    Or was this with the Aluminium Macbook only?
     
  4. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    None of the apples MacBook displays are capable of millions of colors without using dithering. All three models use consumer grade tn panels which can only display 250,000+ colors. None use pro grade displays.
     
  5. SA22C macrumors regular

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    Yes, when the 13 inch was still a non 'pro' machine, it used a less capable panel than the 15 and 17 inch MBP. Now that all three sizes are under the 'pro' line, they use similar panels.
     
  6. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    just thought i'd sum up: the 13 has more pixels per square unit than the 15, if it matters.
     
  7. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... does any company use pro grade displays? (curious)
     
  8. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Small business convertible tablets like the x210t and mobile workstations like the w510 and t510 have them as options. There are a handful of others than my examples.
    And the ipad.
     

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