MBP 16 Screen too dim until 80% brightness

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nonm, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. nonm macrumors regular

    nonm

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    Does anyone have that feeling that the light is too dim / not normal until you go up to 80-90% even in a dark room ?
     
  2. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

    WhiteWhaleHolyGrail

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    Funnily enough, yes I do. I think I may be in the minority when I say that although the screen is great overall, it is not my favourite feature of the MBP and at mid-medium brightness it is quite average. I find that watching a film on battery is a difficult balancing exercise as you do need to bump the brightness to around 70% to get a decent picture which will of course take its toll on battery life.

    I can see why Apple scaled the brightness in this way given the battery implications. Using the MBP on AC obviates these issues of course.
     
  3. powertoold macrumors 6502

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    My late 2011 15" has the same ramping up of brightness. It may be more of a preference than anything. I usually use my mbp at full brightness, so anything less seems a bit dim.
     

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