Just How Bad Is The Light Bleed On Macbook Pros

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shambo, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. shambo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2009
    And are you happy with it?

    Reading one of the other threads I realised whilst looking at the pictures that the light bleed on the MBP from the keys is extreme. :eek:

    Are they all like that and can anything be done about it? :mad:
  2. EmielS macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2009
    I love it!

    you can turn it off!
  3. shambo thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2009
    How do you see the keys then at night?:confused:
  4. EmielS macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2009
    i thought you ment what to do about the light if you don't like it
  5. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Huh? The light bleed where? From the edges of the keys? Onto the screen? On the ceiling?

    If you saw the keys lit up in a photo, chances are it was a long exposure, exaggerating the amount of light they give off.

    The keys have brightness control, like the screen.

    Come on man. Backlit keyboards haven't been around very long. How did anyone ever see the keys before backlighting was available?

    Relax. Buy the computer.
  6. Snowbound macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    Agreed. This is a pretty new feature anyway and while I think the backlit keyboard is great, just turn it off if you don't like it.
  7. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    To be honest, I actually prefer the "bleeding" of the keys compared to most other backlit keyboards, where it is just the letter. Am I alone in that? :eek:
  8. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Nope, I agree because it is nice to be able to see the whole outline of the key instead of just the letter/symbol on the key. Each key has a different shape/size to it.
  9. davidjearly macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I wouldn't even go as far to call it light 'bleed'. Clearly, this is not an oversight from Apple.

    In any case, I love it. Much more effective than just the letter illuminating.

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