LG or Samsung retina screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 11crv, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. 11crv macrumors newbie

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    I bought my wife the mac pro 13" w/retina screen. How can i tell which the manufactorer of the screen? Which of the two is the better one to have? Oh yeah i forgot i am computer illiterate so go easy.
     
  2. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    on the 13" you can't tell, and Samsung is considered better.
     
  3. Mac-Tech macrumors regular

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    I think this may help you make up your mind:

    Lg vs Samsung Displays!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdhIA8-UIRQ
     
  4. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Was unaware you could not tell panel type on the 13'' :confused:
     
  5. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    Because the terminal command doesn't work on the 13" rMBP.
     
  6. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Interesting to know that. Would annoy the hell out if me not knowing since seeing the problems with the 15" LGs
     
  7. Blue604 macrumors regular

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    this could be the ultimate solution of the problem.;)
     
  8. konicky macrumors regular

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    It's easy to see why Apple have done this. They must have had countless perfect 15" LG retinas returned because of problems they might or might not develop later.

    Annoying for us though! :D
     
  9. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Annoying is not even the word!
    As good as they might be, I have never considered LG products to be premium. Whilst I understand they design and develop cutting edge tech, their mass produced product is always lesser to that of Samsung, Panasonic etc
     
  10. 11crv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My wife has been playing around with the new macbook pro. While it would really annoy me she usually overlooks that kind of stuff. As i said it is hers for school work and she loves it. I guess thats what matters. May i will peek at it now and again to check for burn in
     
  11. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Tell that to my Samsung refrigerator that died after a month, and they ignored all service calls on :)

    The LG one Lowes subsequently replaced it with is still going strong!
     
  12. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Well fridges and display panels are a completely different type of tech but I do agree that Samsung customer services leaves a lot to be desired.
     
  13. 11crv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I used to work on residential refrigeration and i never did like samsung refrigerators. I usually recommended LG. i thought they had a better product.
     
  14. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

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    Something you should learn about MR- there's a very loud minority of nitpickers that swear up and down that such and such issue is widespread, and that said issue makes their Apple product "unusable" or "worthless". You'll notice them quickly. Just keep walking- there's truly nothing to see.

    In your case, when you open up your rMBP do you see any problems with your screen? No? Move onto the next diagnostic that you would do for any new computer purchase. Don't worry about problems others may or may not have had. This comes from a very satisfied rMBP owner with an LG screen, typing on an open box iPad mini (original owner must have considered the mini "tragic" and "unusable".) :cool:
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Do you have problems?

    No? Then why trouble yourself with what panel you have?

    If you have problems, exchange your computer for a new one without issues.
     
  16. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't have any problems at first with my LG LCD MBP (bought it in June, tests made) and 3/4 weeks ago I noticed retention. Had to have it replaced. Why bother, I ask :rolleyes:
     
  17. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you get Samsung display as a replacement?
     
  18. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I did. I was worried about that and felt relieved when I saw the Sammy code :)
     
  19. Still100 macrumors regular

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    On a 13" rMBP, shame you can't tell if it's samsung or lg?
     
  20. Kim56 macrumors newbie

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    Samsung versus Lg

    I just recieved a replacement for my macbook pro retina 13 inch that had image retention. Is there a method besides using terminal to see who made my new display? So far no IR, however i am wondering who made it. I was able to get my actual display serial number from apple... Starts with DLM.

    If anyone knows how to find this out i would appreciate it :)
     

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