Macbook Air 2015 Colors Washed Out Is it normal?

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  1. mackie8 macrumors 6502

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    Just got my 2015 11inch mac air...
    i found that color is really washout compare to Imac late 2012..
    is this normal? anything i need to change to improve color?


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  2. Rodrigo Yoshida macrumors member

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    That is normal, your iMac has an IPS display while your MBA has a cheaper TN one.
     
  3. Daniva, Nov 11, 2015
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    Firstly, check you have an LG display (LG displays for some odd reason are a little washed out)
    1) Open Terminal
    2) Copy and paste the command:
    Code:
    ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6
    3) Hit Enter
    4) Read the output, if you have LPxxxxxx, then you have an LG display

    Once you've made sure you have an LG display, you may add a custom colour profile, this is what will sharpen up your display:
    1) Download the custom colour profile: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7269253/CustomMacRumors.icc
    2) Go to: /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays/
    3) Copy the custom colour profile to that folder
    4) Open System Preferences and find Displays
    5) Go to the Color tab and select the second “Color LCD” profile in the list (the top-most Color LCD profile is the default), you should see an immediate change
     
  4. Taintsmasher macrumors newbie

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    Just got a 13" 2015 model with a Samsung panel (lsn133bt01a02). Using the default color profile now. Colors seem ok as far as contrast but detail seems to be crushed in the black. Has anyone here done a hardware calibration for this particular panel? I've tried a few color profiles out but there doesn't seem to be many for this particular (more recent?) panel. If anyone has one that works, I'd be interested in checking it out. :)
     
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    The screen is by far the worst thing about the MBA, for obvious reasons.
     
  6. mackie8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried to calibrate the default color set... It seems better now...
    Still wash out but a little better...
    I love my MBA 11... It can run my ragnarok using wine flawlessly....
     
  7. appledefenceforce macrumors 6502

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    It is normal. MacBook Air has the worst screen out of all MacBook. This issue has been raised many times in every single review since 2012.
     
  8. Rodrigo Yoshida macrumors member

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    They are not as good as a retina one, but still better than most of Windows laptops though.
     
  9. appledefenceforce macrumors 6502

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    True. But for the price, most windows laptops would have better screens nowadays. I wish they'd update it next year. Or they can make the macbook more powerful.
     
  10. Rodrigo Yoshida macrumors member

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    I wish they have used an IPS display, it would be a great screen since 1440x900 on a 13 inch screen is good enough for me.
     
  11. appledefenceforce macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. Whatever they can improve next year I bet it can't be any worse.
     

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