MacBook Pro 17'' Sandy Bridge- Screen Strange Horizontal lines in bright colors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kosimo, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Kosimo macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys,

    I've just got my new Flagrant MacBook Pro 17'' Sandy Bridge i7 2.3Ghz 8GB SSD512 and is amazing.... But...

    I am incredibly disappointed with the quality of the screen (or maybe the videocard?) I come from the previous generation MacBook Pro i7 15inches and the quality of the screen was superb. Now on this new 17'' screen I see some wired horizontal (very tiny) lines in bright colors (very difficult to notice by an untrained, not to hock to perfection eye). This was actually the first thing I saw when booting my mac for the first time as the gray apple appeared not to have a perfect gray color. First thing I did was going to an Apple Retail store we have here in Barcelona (Catalonia) and strangely the MacBook that was in there had a very similar issue. Is not something you can easily notice, but if you look close to the screen you can see this lines. I am not really an expert, so I don't know if this could be a problem of the videocard (does ATI cards have less image quality than nVIdia?) or is a reduction of quality of the 17'' screen compared to the 15''?

    I am very annoyed by this, and I am considering to return my laptop as I'm really not getting used to it. Does anybody know if this affects all new MacBook Pro's 17''?


    I'll try to get a camera with a macro to upload a picture and give you an example.


    Thank you guys.
     
  2. huythanhv2 macrumors regular

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    Maybe your eyes got heap better that you need a retina display on Macbook now so you can't actually see a line of pixels (j/k)

    Anyway r u having anti glare or glossy? It's easier to spot the pixels on AG screen imo.
     
  3. Kosimo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ahahah... Not bad at all... But even if I have an iPhone 4, the quality drop I noticed was when comparing it with the previous generation i7 15 inches.

    My screen is glossy by the way
     
  4. Kosimo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello Guys.

    I've got the a replacement and the image is a bit better, even if those strange lines still appears in some 3D games or movies just in some colors.

    Anybody here has a Early 2011 MacBook Pro 17 inches?
     

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