Macbook and Macbook Pro viewing angle

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UpdatingPB, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. UpdatingPB macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    On my girlfirend's 2008 white macbook the viewing angle is very narrow, this makes watching a movie or tv program together pretty difficult.

    I consider purchasing a macbook pro, problably 15 inch. I wonder whether the viewing angle of one of the current pro models is any better than the 2008 macbook's angle (good enough to watch a movie with two people when holding the thing 1 meter (3 ft) away) Does anyone have any experience (or data) about this?
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    If I remember correctly the new MBP's have a 178 degree viewing area. I have a 2009 13" MBP and the viewing angle is great. The only thing is if you get the glossy screen you may have a glare problem.
  3. UpdatingPB thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    I'm not too worried about glare, I will use it inside most of the time anyway. But a 178 degree viewing area sounds great. That's a huge difference with the 2008 MB!
  4. ottos macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2010
    I don't know about the Macbook, but when watching a Movie with
    my girlfreind I put my new MBP 13'' between us on small cardboard Box while laying down comfortably
    head resting on two or three pillows , the viewing angle is still quite good .
    And the glossy screen has not been a problem either :)
  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    I have a 2010 13" 2.4GHz White MacBook, a 2010 13" MacBook Pro, and a 2007 White MacBook. My 2010 MacBook and my 2010 MacBook Pro both have amazing viewing angles. But, the CCFL-backlit display in the 2007 MacBook has a horrible viewing angle. You really have to look at the 2007 MacBook head-on to fully appreciate the colors, and even then the colors aren't that great.

    But on the other hand, the displays on the 2010 MacBook and the 2010 MacBook Pro have amazing colors, and very wide viewing angles.
  6. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    The viewing angle on my 15" MBP is far wider than any laptop I`ve previously owned.
    I have found that 2 or 3 people can comfortably view it with no problem at all.
    My 2010 Compaq pretty much required you to view straight-on or it would be hard to see properly.
    I did notice that my friends 2010 white Macbook did not seem as good in this respect but still better than
  7. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    all Macbook Pros have had a much better display than the old Macbooks. all of them are rated at 170°...all TN panels are, what you see is simply the difference between a cheap one and a good one.

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