Macbook Pro 15" Panel Lottery

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  1. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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  2. Srirama macrumors member

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    #152
    i get this,what does that mean?

    N133I6-L10
    Color LCD
    edit:
    sorry this is the 13inch.
    Mods,please delete this post.
     
  3. NikonD3s macrumors newbie

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    Store Display Panels

    I went thru every Macbook Pro in The Mac Store and the Apple store in Seattle and none of them had the A005 model #. Could these laptops be older ones? I see that A005 models have been posted here since the middle of April.

    Lars
     
  4. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

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    my mbp was built between June 27, 2011 and July 3, 2011.

    Custom build through Apple.com and my display model is a A005 model.
     
  5. dblissmn macrumors 6502

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    The floor models would have been put out on display in the first few days after the February 24 refresh of the MBP. So they're more than likely "old stock." They probably won't change them again until the next refresh.
     
  6. bryan85 macrumors regular

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    I have the same display. HR AG on 15" just custom built through apple.com and delivered a couple of days ago. The screen looks awesome, no flaws and a very good viewing angle!
     
  7. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

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    agreed!!!!!!!
     
  8. Tydog07 macrumors 6502

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    9CB6


    2011 BTO 15" 2.2 Hi-Res Glossy

    No dead pixels, the vertical viewing is ok and the horizontal is good. I have a bad eye for color accuracy but please answer me this, did I get a good panel or a not so good panel?
     
  9. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a

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  10. callea macrumors regular

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    #160
    I have:

    15" Hires Glossy (2011)

    A004
    LP154WE3-TLA2

    I'm not satisfied at all with this display.
    Too bluish, colors poor saturated, I tried to calibrate with no success.
    I have a Pro 13" that is far better.

    But except for the screen, the computer is simply amazing.
    I will do a return for another one.

    Anyone else?
     
  11. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    #161
    mine {(CTT17" 2011 MBP) - sorry to hijack 15" thread}
    is
    9CCD:
    LP171WU6-TLA2

    think it is LG - phillips.............flawless display btw
     
  12. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    #162
    The LP154WE3 is anti-glare high resolution. It seems to have a love hate relationship throughout this thread with the people who own these laptops.

    Has anyone who has purchased a glossy Macbook Pro 15" feel regret at not purchasing an anti-glare?

    Does anyone with the B133EW04 or B133EW07 notice white bruising on the light diffusor of the panel? It looks like an extra bright spot, typically half the size of your fingernail.
     
  13. revenire macrumors member

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    Have the same and it is gorgeous.

    It is a LP Phillips.
     
  14. swedefish macrumors 6502

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    LTN154MT07
    Samsung,
    Anti-glare

    I'm quite satisfied with the brightness and uniformity, but the damn display has a dead pixel (Apple has agreed to replace the display but it's still extremely annoying).
     
  15. Hambern macrumors newbie

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    I also have the LP154WE3-TLA2 A004 Display. I've tried to find information about it with no luck. I'm not satisfied with it though. I've bought a calibration tool to calibrate it but I just can't get it to look right. The problem seems to be that the default color of the screen is too blue. When I try to calibrate it to standard, the red channel seems to get "blown", which make sin tones look really dull.

    If you wanna try my profiles you can check out these and say what you think:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27605059/icc-profiles/MBP 2012-01-25.icc
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27605059/icc-profiles/MBP 2011-12-12.icc
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27605059/icc-profiles/MBP 2011-12-11.icc
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27605059/icc-profiles/MBP 2011-11-24.icc

    They are calibrated at different dates with slightly different settings.

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    I also have the LP154WE3-TLA2 A004 Display. If you wanna try my profiles you can check out these and say what you think:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27605059/icc-profiles/MBP 2012-01-25.icc
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27605059/icc-profiles/MBP 2011-12-12.icc
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27605059/icc-profiles/MBP 2011-12-11.icc
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27605059/icc-profiles/MBP 2011-11-24.icc

    They are calibrated at different dates with slightly different settings. They make it a lot better, but I'm still not completely satisfied.
     
  16. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    LP154WE3-TLB2
    Color LCD
    Anti-Glare

    the blacks blend too much on movies and calibrating it makes it look like a shatty downloaded movie with horrible quality and blocks after resizing.

    not sure what to do but I will be buying a thunderbolt display for my desktop this summer. maybe 2 if I like it.
     
  17. buddyspencer macrumors 6502

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    I have an LP154WE3-TLB2 Anti Glare too.

    Not satisfied at all. Too blurry und not enough color saturation.

    Maybe there's a good icc profile out there?

    I'm thinking about taking a MBA 13"?! I know it's a smaller one, but maybe the display is a little bit better?
     
  18. buddyspencer macrumors 6502

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    Wanna see some calibrated profiles too
     
  19. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Just got my 2012 Hi-Res Glossy 2.6GHz.
    It is going back. Screen is LP154WE3-TLA2 A004. And it sucks.
    Blue cast and blurry like poster above. Will not subject my eyes to this for the next 3 years. I have a Spyder 3 and a i1 D2 with ColorEyes Pro but can't get the thing to behave. Also have a fan that makes noise on the slightest case movement. Might have to go 1440x900 as constant CTO swapping is going to kill my life. Arrrrgh.
     
  20. SoupyFlow macrumors member

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    I am looking to get a new 15 inch non-retina MacBook Pro. Reading about all of these panel lotteries are pretty scary. I have just gone through THREE Retina MacBook Pros and all had bad screens.

    So what is the safest non-retina 15 MacBook Pro configuration that has the best luck of getting a good screen? As in High-res Glossy, High-res Anti-glare etc?
     
  21. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    There is none. That is why it is a lottery. I have asked through the years and under all kinds of circumstances. Because everything is put together overseas there is no one to give panel instructions to. It is all luck. I just went with regular glossy as I didn't want to deal anymore with what hi-res I'd get and all the 1440 panels are leagues better than that LG high res I had. I ended up with LTN154BT08 (Samsung) it is not very bright but acceptable. I like my display's at around 150-200cd/m2 so it is no bother. Not as good as the 2008 panel I had though. I want to rip it out of my Core 2 duo and remount it it is so good. It was like 900:1 contrast and 300cd/m2 and looked real close to my professionally calibrated IPS panels. It was a N154C6-L04 from Chi Mei.
     
  22. SoupyFlow macrumors member

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    So are you saying that for the cMBP, the high res upgrade is a risk and a panel lottery, but the normal 1440x900 res screens are all good?
     
  23. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately I am not saying that. I can't say they are all good. I know that the Samsung standard res I got (9CA4) is pretty good and the LG Hi-res I had was pretty bad. All the Macbook's that pass me by at work that are standard have not stuck out as being terrible but a higher percentage of the hi-res have been. Too Pink/ Blue/ Blurry/ Washed out. A few Hi-Res panels I do remember being pretty awesome and must have been the Samsung variant. I did not check panel manufacturers on all of them as I was working on them and only cared to get them out the door. I'll start checking more of them.
     
  24. SoupyFlow macrumors member

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    Well that really sucks. Now I debating on which one to get.

    My plan was to order the non-retina 15" MacBook Pro with the High-res Glossy upgrade straight from the Apple Store online, since you can't get it at the brick and mortar Apple Stores. But now I am wondering if I should just get the standard-res at my local Apple Store. :mad:
     
  25. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Give it a shot. You can return it as I did if it is not up to par. You may get a great screen as I know they do exist (I have seen them). I just stopped wanting to play the lottery. I give up quick.
     

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