MBP 17'' no LED?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jesusplay, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    i read thta the 17" MBP doesnt have LED.

    the 15.4 has it...but does any one know why the 17" doesnt???

    and whats the bigg differce screen wise? is the 15.4" model brighter?? longer battery life??:confused:
  2. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    Officially, it's not any brighter but allows for a slightly longer battery life, and start up time (as far as the screen is concerned).
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Well, the 17" uses a larger screen, and I don't think they've gotten around to making those LED (in mass quantities?) yet. The advantage would be that the LEDs don't contain mercury in their backlights. The smaller screen and less power consuming LEDs do make the 15" more energy efficient and therefore have a longer battery life.

    PS, if you're looking for a MBP, I'm selling mine.
  4. RHD macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2008
    Well at lot of people have been having trouble with the LED screens, see older threads on yellow screens, screens with severe gradients etc.

    So I'm totally fine if they don't get LED screens into the next 17" MacBook Pro because that's the one I want, sans crappy screen issues on a top price piece of kit.

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