Macbook Air Outdoor LED quality

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ishopukisfake, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. ishopukisfake macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have a normal glossy and matte laptop and it is difficult to view either outdoors in daylight - was wonder how good the Air's LED screen is -

    Is it really clear and as good as indoors almost outside, or do you still have to squint and reposition the screen?
     
  2. evirob macrumors member

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    That would really have to depend on the place ur in.

    In an office environment, my MBA display is usually set at around half brightness. When I'm onsite (outdoors) I usually boost it up to 3/4...

    Depending on light conditions, will put in it a position least susceptible to reflection as it can be quite distracting at times...
     
  3. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    the air display is one of the best laptop displays i have seen
     
  4. Fyla macrumors newbie

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    Agree, I wish it had no backlit, yellow artefact problem :(
     
  5. mmacnama macrumors newbie

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    Compared to virtually all other laptops I've seen the MBA's brightness is excellent. That being said, I have the glossy screen and on a bright sunny day it is still hard to see, especially if it's not a pure-white background.

    All in all though, a fantastic laptop is with a great screen.

    :apple: 1.6GHz 80GB, Glossy MacBook Air :apple:
     
  6. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I can view my air's screen outdoors in sunlight BUT it has to be cranked to full brightness and angle tweaked a bit for glare. All in all, the only screen I can honestly say that I've tried that can be really outside - glossy, matte or otherwise.
     
  7. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

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    Having no yellow issue on MB, I'd much rather prefer to have MBA's screen here.

    I've only observed yellowness on other guy's MBAs, at starbucks, jealously peeking in from really big angle.
    So I believe it'll really become an issue if you use MBA to show a document to more than two people at once.
     
  8. Fyla macrumors newbie

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    No, no. It's serious problem - it's changing with color brightness, or gamma settings... No angle problem.
     

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