MacBook vs MacBook Pro Screen

teerexx52

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I currently have a 2.16 MacBook. I am very much a 'screen" person. I had a MacBook pro 2.4 about a month ago but after two screens with the bottom 1/3 yellowish tint I returned it for my current MacBook. I am am interested in peoples' opinions on the two screens for brightness and overall quality as I am considering another try at the MacBook pro. Thanks!
 

dacreativeguy

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I just bought a SR Pro and a MB for my mom. I have them side by side and there is no comparison. the pro screen is gorgeous.
 

teerexx52

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I just bought a SR Pro and a MB for my mom. I have them side by side and there is no comparison. the pro screen is gorgeous.
Thanks I appreciate your input. I have to decide if I want to make a move. My MacBook is nice but that pro screen is sooo tempting. (if it isn't yellowish)
 

G. I.

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The Pro screen has strong brightness but if you get the yellowish bottom crap you got served. And there's no guarantee that you won't get that Samsung crap.
 

teerexx52

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The Pro screen has strong brightness but if you get the yellowish bottom crap you got served. And there's no guarantee that you won't get that Samsung crap.
Yes, I know. I had two last month before this MacBook that had that yellowish 1/3 bottom part of the screen. I thought maybe the batch had passed. Doesn't matter at this point as my local Apple Store has no MacBook Pros but even so I still may stay with my MacBook till this all settles out in the fall. This is a great computer with a real nice screen. Just that the LED is sooo tempting,
 

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My MBP is a week 28 build with the LG glossy screen and I've not had any issues with yellow tinting at the bottom or dead pixels, etc. Now that its a couple of months down the road, I would think that Apple has addressed these issues and that any new MBPs should be fine.

I can't say enough about how happy I am with my purchase. I've been in front of my MBP 8 hours every day since I got it and I now have an Apple tan from the very bright screen :D .

I say go for it.
 

henhowc

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Sometimes I think the SR (Santa Rosa) MBP is maybe TOO bright :p

From my estimation the max brightness is probably about 2-3 ticks higher than the old MBP C2D/CD screens.
 

mayoko185

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The Pro screen has strong brightness but if you get the yellowish bottom crap you got served. And there's no guarantee that you won't get that Samsung crap.
just a fyi I got a samsung /w no yellowing issues. :cool:
sorry this may be a little off topic but what is a SR mbp? (what's the SR mean?)
SR = Santa Rosa, the name of the chipset the current MBP's use
 

dacreativeguy

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Sometimes I think the SR (Santa Rosa) MBP is maybe TOO bright :p

From my estimation the max brightness is probably about 2-3 ticks higher than the old MBP C2D/CD screens.
It's definitely bright. I'm still getting used to it and when I turn it on in the morning it gives my eyeballs a shock.
 

scaredpoet

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sorry this may be a little off topic but what is a SR mbp? (what's the SR mean?)
SR stands for Santa Rosa, the development codename for the chipset found in the current product cycle of MacBook Pros. In short, it means a "current" model.
 

zioxide

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SR stands for Santa Rosa, the development codename for the chipset found in the current product cycle of MacBook Pros.
Actually, Santa Rosa was the codename for the platform. The chipset (965) was codenamed Crestline. :)

But yeah, when people refer to the "SR MBPs", they are talking about the current MBPs running on the Santa Rosa platform.
 

polycat33

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I have a Samsung screen as well, and I do not think it's crap. It's a pretty early one too, placed the order on June 7, just a few days after they were released, and I have no screen issues whatsoever. The color LCD calibration was RIDICULOUSLY yellow but all it took was one long calibration and it looks beautiful.