macbook pro 2017 (13) touch - display issues

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  1. salivan macrumors member

    salivan

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    I've upgraded from 2014 MacBook Pro to 2017 pro touch (13).
    Comparing these two side by side I've noticed that blacks are fantastic on the new screen, but white is terrible!
    Viewing angles also terrible compared to 2014 model.

    Have a look:
    https://ibb.co/jp79ao
    https://ibb.co/mdvvFo
    https://ibb.co/b2NWo8
    https://ibb.co/iG12vo
    https://ibb.co/joQUao
    https://ibb.co/cKqUao

    Photo doesn't do the difference justice, perception is that old Mac had white, and new Mac's white is actually 20% grey. I've not seen any review talking about this issue. Yes screen is uniformly lit, great, but white is off considerably.

    Hinge also makes some weird noises when opening while its cold, it also seems that rubber around display assembly is sometimes sticking to the aluminum body producing ungluing sound when opening the lid. I also experience ghost sound from speakers from time to time.

    Anyone having similar issues?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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  3. jerryk, May 22, 2018
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    jerryk macrumors 601

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  4. salivan thread starter macrumors member

    salivan

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    I have a feeling all of them are like this.
    --- Post Merged, May 22, 2018 ---
    hm I actually have an opposite problem. Mine is colder compared to 2014 model.
    --- Post Merged, May 22, 2018 ---
    I also made a demo video, it shows the sound opening it in the morning makes

     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Well
    Take it to a store and compare against one there. If you think they are all the same you have a choice return for your money back or keep and accept.

    You could try using the screen calibration tool in utilities

    http://osxdaily.com/2015/10/14/access-expert-mode-screen-color-calibrator-mac-os-x/
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 601

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    I agree, and I think the poster in the reddit thread may be confused about "cold vs. hot" colors and assume reds and oranges are "hotter" than blues, while the opposite is true with respect to color temperature.

    But the picture they posted looks very similar to yours. And if Apple set increased the temp of the white point to 6500K it explains the difference you are seeing.

    I wish I had a 2016/2017 to compare to my 2015 rmbp with my colorimeter, but unfortunately I do not.
     
  7. Miltz macrumors 6502a

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    The new apple Screen are warmer and more color accurate than their old counterparts. I think what you're seeing is normal. You can always go to the store with your laptop and compare it to others on display. FYI when I calibrated a Older MBP the white point changed to match the newer screens.
     

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