Macbook Air screen more like Macbook or Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by LinMac, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I bought a Blackbook last year and I was disappointed in how the screen looked compared to my Macbook Pro. I wouldn't say it was bad, but it looked very washed out compared to the Macbook Pro no matter how I went about calibrating it.

    Are the Macbook Air screens more like the Macbook or Macbook Pro?
     
  2. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Definitely the MBP. I have one of each and I personally think the Air has the brightest and most vibrant of the three.
    IMO, the MB's screen is kind of crap.
     
  3. CaptainCannabis macrumors regular

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    When the MBA first came out they said that the screen was the best and brightest they had ever made.
     
  4. kiwi031 macrumors member

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    breakdown:

    Macbook - Non-LED 13.1" Glossy - intel x3100 144mb shared
    macbook air - LED 13.1" Glossy - " " " " " "
    macbook pro - (2008) LED Matte (usually) 15.4"/17" - 256mb/512mb nVidia dedicated

    Off the top of my head!
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well the correction is the 17" standard resolution is non-LED (CCFL)
     
  6. LinMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wasn't the 17" Macbook Pro refreshed with an LED screen?
     
  7. dudup macrumors regular

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    BTO only. The standard resolution (1680x1050) is still LCD.
     
  8. Spencer818 macrumors newbie

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    They are all LCD screens. The difference is in the backlight. The high res 17" use an LED backlight, the standard ones use a CCFL backlight.
     
  9. ayeying macrumors 601

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    If anyone reads the developer spec sheets, the air has a 300 brightness while the macbook and macbook pro only has 250-280ish. Thats why its brighter... because it is brighter.
     
  10. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    Quote of the day, surely?
     
  11. applestew macrumors member

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    I am a first time mac user with a MBA. I love the MBA screen. Recently saw my friends MB and I just couldn't see how someone could use the MB screen. The difference is really stark. But yes, the new MBP (2008) LED screens are the same as the MBA ones though.
     
  12. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, saw MBA and MB next to each other at the Apple Store,MBA is vivid, but the MB is anything but crap,(next post) in fact my MB screen is drop dead gorgeous:eek:

    Definitely the MBP. I have one of each and I personally think the Air has the brightest and most vibrant of the three.
    IMO, the MB's screen is kind of crap.
     

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