Laptops with IPS screens?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by psingh01, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    Since the iPad and iMac use IPS screens there have been a lot of posts about the the desire of the next MBP having one too. Are there any other laptops on the market that have IPS screens?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    IIRC, a couple Lenovo models offer IPS panels as an upgrade.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
  5. Steve Jobs. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2010
  6. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    More accurate color reproduction. The IPS also offers the widest viewing angle. What you normally see with TN screens is that the colors shift rather dramatically as your viewing angle changes. The IPS screens offer much more consistent color accuracy in this regard.
  7. psingh01 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    Thanks! I was actually looking at the Lenovo W510 today. I noticed it has screen that says 95% Gamut but I wasn't sure if that was IPS or not. They aren't very descriptive about the specs. For example it says "Multi Recorder Optical Drive"...I'd like a little more info Lenovo! :D
  8. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    IPS consume alot of power? It's not usefull for notebooks imo if the laptop IPS displays are also power hungry.
  9. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    Lenovo x200t, t510, w510
    hp eliitebook tablet and 17"
    sorry do not know model numbers of the hps without visiting the small business site
  10. polotska macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    The ThinkPads IPS displays are great. For some reason I thought that they didn't offer any models with them anymore—but I'm glad to see that I was wrong.
  11. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    I do not agree. These true 8 bit color lcds are much better for your eyes, less strain. I will take that plus deeper color depth over a little extra battery life.
  12. aislepathlight macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    NOOO you guys are wrong

    Unfortunately, you guys are wrong!

    Only the X200 tablet has a IPS screen from Lenovo. But HP offers 2 models that has IPS screens, the Eltiebook 8740w and the Elitebook 8540w, and the screen is called the Dreamcolor 2.

    The screen on the W and T series are the same as the one from the 17 inch Macbook Pro, at some point recently.
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    Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2010
    Lenovo provides very detailed specifications. More than any other manufacturer. What you want is a PDF called "PSREF" they're published a few times during the year. Just visit the Lenovo site.

    Somehow you have incorrect info. ThinkPad displays are not the same as 17" MBP. I know. I have new W & T series ThinkPads as well as a mid 2010 17" MBP.
  14. JoeG4 macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
    This is totally unscientific and speculation, but I think IPS screens might be fatter than TN screens (have you ever seen a thin IPS display? I for one haven't! Even the Thinkpads and HPs known to have IPS screens have somewhat bulky screen halves.

    Seeing as Steve Jobs has an unhealthy obsession with thinness I wonder if he'd ever go for such a thing.
  15. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

    WTF? Have you seen the disassembled iPad and iPhone display? They are thin, at least the Apple IPS display is thin.
  16. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    IPS displays are quite a bit more expensive as compared to TN panels. I assuming this is the main reason as to why they are not more prevalent in laptops today.

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