invisibleshoes

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Hi all, I went from a 2013 MBP > Dell XPS > 2016 Macbook. Feeling right at home again, and I'm happy with my purchase except for one gripe: the color on the display seems a bit washed out. The last two laptops I've owned, the display felt more vibrant. Perhaps it's just my unit. Any tips to calibrate? Thank you in advance.

Other question: The '16 Macbook and '16 MacBook Pro have vastly different displays? Is this correct?
 
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thadoggfather

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Hi all, I went from a 2013 MBP > Dell XPS > 2016 Macbook. Feeling right at home again, and I'm happy with my purchase except for one gripe: the color on the display seems a bit washed out. The last two laptops I've owned, the display felt more vibrant. Perhaps it's just my unit. Any tips to calibrate? Thank you in advance.

Other question: The '16 Macbook and '16 MacBook Pro have vastly different displays? Is this correct?

yes,

2016 pro is a p3 screen, cinema color range. this has been year of p3 refresh, across 7/7+, pro9.7, and now 2016 pro's.

2015/2016 macbook is not a p3 screen, but still quite nice Imo
 
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evec

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Which model of Panel are you ?
get it by command:

ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | cut -c 18-24
 

evec

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That command comes back with "61027a0"
This should Samsung Panel.
May be your panel with bad glow or red tint, all panel have those issue but if too much will become washed, if you unhappy, you can exchange or return it if under return period.
 

Macintosh1985

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Which model of Panel are you ?
get it by command:

ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | cut -c 18-24

Coming from a RMBP, I too noticed that the colours on my MacBook seem a little washed out in comparison, and whites appear yellower. I ran the command and it returned 61028a0. Please can you tell me whether this is a Samsung or LG panel, as I had a lot of ghosting issues with the LG panel in my 1st gen 2012 15" retina. Any help will be much appreciated, thank you.
 

evec

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Coming from a RMBP, I too noticed that the colours on my MacBook seem a little washed out in comparison, and whites appear yellower. I ran the command and it returned 61028a0. Please can you tell me whether this is a Samsung or LG panel, as I had a lot of ghosting issues with the LG panel in my 1st gen 2012 15" retina. Any help will be much appreciated, thank you.
61028a0 LG LP120WR1 IPS panel
61027a0 Samsung LSN120DL01 PLS panel
 

anonymous4a

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Coming from a RMBP, I too noticed that the colours on my MacBook seem a little washed out in comparison, and whites appear yellower. I ran the command and it returned 61028a0. Please can you tell me whether this is a Samsung or LG panel, as I had a lot of ghosting issues with the LG panel in my 1st gen 2012 15" retina. Any help will be much appreciated, thank you.

Did you end up exchanging your MacBook ? If so, how is the display on your new one ?
 

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yes,

2016 pro is a p3 screen, cinema color range. this has been year of p3 refresh, across 7/7+, pro9.7, and now 2016 pro's.

2015/2016 macbook is not a p3 screen, but still quite nice Imo

I hope they refresh the MacBook with a P3 Colour display. I really hope 2018 is the year of 120Hz + VRR displays across all devices. Would also like to see support for 4K HDR Netflix on Mac.
 
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