Is there someone who can put an end to this madness?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PaulWog, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. PaulWog Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    I'd love for there to be an actual quantitative analysis between the LG and Samsung displays. I hear this and that either way, saying they're equal or different.

    No matter how many threads are made, more are coming up about it constantly. Or it'll become a focal point of discussion in a thread which isn't even quite about the displays.

    So what I'm hoping is if there are some people who have actually compared the displays side-by-side to actually give their analysis. I know there was one who did this, and they said they were identical... this was in a thread I can't seem to find (because I'm lazy) from a few days ago. So there's point 1 for the logic-inclined consumers. And 0 points for the phobiacs.
  2. Ubuntu macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2005
    I've compared mine to my friend's samsung display and I do have to admit its a bit disappointing. I'm the guy who did the yellow tint test on his iMac, noticed it was indeed tinted but didn't care so much because the display still looked great. But my Air's screen does look fairly washed out and I probably will return it. I don't think I'd have noticed so much if it weren't for someone suggesting I compare it to my iMac's display with different wallpapers - then I noticed the difference.

    Anyway I've ordered an 11 inch which is arriving tomorrow (still not too sure which size is best for me) and I'll be sure to compare the two if its a samsung display.
  3. reputationZed, Jul 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    Abandon all hope, ye that seeks truth from the internets

    Zboater's given the best advise I've seen on this topic so far "Move along there's nothing to see here" That's not an actual quote but I think that it sums up what he said.
  4. Lord Appleseed, Jul 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

    Lord Appleseed

    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple Manor
    Madness? THIS IS...

    ...well ridiculous, so you are right.
    The thing I cant understand is that a lot of people say they saw a Samsung display and a week after they saw the LG and it's "inferior".
    If so many people really had a photographic memory, 50% of the worlds population would be genius.
  5. alidad macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    heres the analysis:

    they both suck, apple for the win :D
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    You sir, think correctly. :D
  7. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    a solid qualitative analysis, a bit heavy on the technical jargon though.
  8. BostonBrawler macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I have a 256 i7 13" with SS SSD.

    Where can I find the screen manufacturer? Going mental looking for it.
  9. PaulWog thread starter Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    Look in the thread on page 1 or 2 titled "Post your screen & SSD model here" <-- something to that effect (you'll know the title when you see it).

    On page 1 someone posts what you need to do in order to find out your screen model. There's a code you can enter into Terminal.
  10. Zmmin3 macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2009
    madness loves company:

    1) Go into Applications
    2) Go into Utilities Folder
    3) Select
    4) Copy and paste this into the line:
    ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    5) Displays:
    LT = Samsung
    LP = LG
  11. Wormald macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2011
  12. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Anand is trying to get his hands on an LG and compare the two. His buddy's i7 was a Samsung, too.
  13. marrzie macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2011
  14. OSMac, Jul 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    If screen matters get a 15" Pro, they look great in all tests.

    The Air, both screens types, are lacking in depth/range of color,
    small text looks soft/not sharp as well, never could compare LG / Samsung side by side
    but neither compared to the Pros on display.

    It's still an incredible device but its screen is not its best feature?
  15. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Yes please.
  16. stevensr123 macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2010
    the best way to put an end to it is to simply enjoy what you got and don't look at what model you get.
  17. DaLurker macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    I have a 2010 11" Macbook Air and I get the following result:

    What screen do I have?
  18. iExpensive macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    Why is apple even using two different displays?
    Isn't that counter productive?
    Aren't you suppose to strike a deal with a company, buy in bulk, assemble for profit?
  19. squaremon macrumors regular


    Jan 18, 2008
    a country needs more than 2 parties so there is someone to blame (despite the fact that it is communism either way)

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