Just picked up the 15 late rMBP. How do I check the screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by richard371, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68000

    Feb 1, 2008
    Ive been reading all the horror stories about the 15" screen. What should I look for? So far it looks fine. It might be slightly more yellow on the right side then left but no where near the issues the iPad air has. there is no screen retention etc.

  2. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001
    I feel like you answered your own question.
  3. niblet macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2013
    Yeah, I was concerned about the image retention, and was about to do the IR test, but then I realized that if it would not affect me, there was no point in finding out i had IR issues and returning a perfectly good Mac.
  4. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2011
    Step one: Turn on the computer

    Step two: Look at the screen
  5. corpexec macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2013
    Make a simple html file with body background-color: Grey
    or go to http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_color_tryit.asp?color=Grey and zoom in on grey part until whole screen is only grey.

    Fullscreen the browser window, max the brightness.

    hold up comp close to your eye and move around .. Now you can easily see uniformity issues.

    Edges will always have bleed, this is normal. A good screen would have no bleeds in the middle at least.
  6. BuCkDoG macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
  7. kawalerzysta macrumors member


    Oct 28, 2013
    Mt Pocono, PA
    If it looks good for you, leave it as is. If you start checking you might be deemed to find soething wrong. Less stress. Just enjoy the machine.
  8. Domdog31 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    agreed. mine is an LG and is awesome....about 5 years ago I bought a 52" vizio it has exceed all my expectations. A few months ago a friend of mine who is a big AV guy came over and asked "DAMN dude don't you see the bleeding?"

    It took him 5 min to show me something I never noticed and he had to basically struggle to get me to see it. If you want to find a problem you will, that goes with ANYTHING (people as well as products lol)
  9. Shmanky, Dec 25, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2013

    Shmanky macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2005
    Compare it to the other displays you own on iPhones, iPads, other Macs, and other PCs. It should be immediately obvious if it's yellow. Other problems can develop later like image retention or muras (white spots). The best test would be to bring it in to an Apple store and compare it with other units in the store because it should be the same display.

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