MBP washed out screen compared to MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Heavenkittykat, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Heavenkittykat macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    I just purchased a macbook pro 2.53 Ghz 13.3 inch laptop. I got it today and so far I'm loving it except for the fact that compared to my rev A macbook air, the screen looks a bit washed out? Like the screen and brightness on my MBA is still better? Is this just me or is there anybody else having this issue. If there is a long thread that talks about this, please give me the link. thank you
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    System Preferences>Displays>Color

    See which color profile you like best.
  3. Heavenkittykat thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
  4. PeterKG macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    The newer displays actually have a higher color gamut then your MBA so they are brighter thus giving you the impression of being washed out. You might want to adjust the brightness level lower.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    He said the MBA, the older machine, looked better than the newer machine (MBP) ... no?

    Let me ask the obvious question ... is your MBP glossy or matte? If it is matte that is your reason. The glossy, even the not-so-glossy screen of the MBAir is going to be a bit brighter than that of the matte screen.
  6. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    What happens if you click the "Calibrate" button? Can it possibly mess all the colors up?

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