new gold MacBook - half side of screen yellow hue

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mickyfangs, Jun 10, 2019.

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would you keep it with the display looking like this?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. mickyfangs macrumors newbie

    mickyfangs

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    hey guys,

    can you let me know if the screen below looks acceptable. I'm pretty sensitive to yellow displays and uneven lighting, etc and I do notice that the right hand side is yellow, whereas the left side is more cold. Does anyone notice this or is it just me? and if you do see it, is it worth exchanging or just keep it?
     

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  2. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    I t looks normal to me but I'm guessing that this is the limitation of LCD. What does it look like when viewing your photographs or watching film?
    I say this because if I stare at my two MacBooks currently on the Mac Rumours pages my white screen is yellowy in place & not so in others etc.
    I love it BUT the OLED screen on my iPhone X is just incredible with whites.
    I think that Apple fit the best LCD screens out there within limitations. It's like how awful LCD looks on a TV after seeing an OLED TV.
     
  3. mickyfangs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I figured it was just how apple's lcd's are these days. it's pretty poor quality and almost makes me want to buy a surface pro 6, I'm glad I got mine for only $899 at Best Buy, gold brand new 8gb ram/256mb memory this weekend. here's some more photos of the unevenness. maybe I'm being OCD but it's noticeable on white and grey backgrounds.
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    dark grey background
     

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  4. Alicia1 macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't accept that, I would be returning. That would drive me nuts!
     
  5. mickyfangs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have 30 days with Best Buy so I'm thinking of keeping it til the 29th day and exchanging for an iPad Pro 11inch...get a bridge keyboard and hopefully mouse support iPad os beta will be available.
     
  6. BODYBUILDERPAUL, Jun 11, 2019
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    BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    I have the new 11" iPad Pro which I use solely as a digital portfolio for client use. It's ProMotion is incredible for video AND SHOULD be on all Macs as standard. Why it's not I can't explain.
    The screen is great BUT when put next to my iPhone X there is no comparison. The colours, white on the X beat it hands down. There's really no comparison.

    It's hard to see your pix properly compared to real life. Maybe if you uploaded a video to YouTube :)
    To me, it looks like a normal functioning LCD. That's LCD IMO.
    Hopefully some more regulars here will post on this or maybe some of the MacRumors staff may be able to offer an option.

    Also, what is it like when watching a film or video or YouTube? How do you find the colours?
    Remember though, it's your money and you have to live with it. If it's not making you 100% happy, then you must get rid of it as you'll never be satisfied with it.
     
  7. mickyfangs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've been asking my roomies and no one notices it, I see it though. so I'm likely going to return it, I know this is just a how lcd's are...some are fine and others are worse....I'm just not sure if I try my luck with another 12inch MacBook and pray that the screen isn't worse or go the iPad Pro route.
     
  8. BODYBUILDERPAUL, Jun 11, 2019
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    BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    Do you live near to an Apple Store? If so is it worth taking it in and asking them what they think??? TBH if you see it then I reckon that you'll never be happy with it. My finance's iPhone SE is like that - the screen is vivid BUT I see uneven yellow parts when I see white backgrounds for example in music or iMessage etc. AND I see it every time that I pick it up. But then the SE is cheap, the MacBook is not - it's damn expensive.

    Any way that you can try a few in the same page etc at Best Buy (even take yours with you etc). The sad thing is, the MacBook with its Retina Display is probably one of the better LCD screens from whoever supplies them - LG? Samsung?

    It's tragic that you work hours and hours and save to buy something and then the product you buy has a poor QC with something as important as the damn screen!

    I feel for you as a new toy like this should bring excitement - I remember before I went to university, I saved for one year to buy a BANG&OLUFSEN hifi and I'd visit the showroom or stare in the window for 2 or 3 years at it. When I finally bought it, it turned out to be the most unreliable bag of rubbish. It sounded so dull - boring lifeless, the electric door jammed constantly, the CD player jumped and skipped - it was the biggest disappointment and at first, I tried to make excuses for it but as I grew wiser, I learnt that it was simply an overpriced 'thing' with poor quality components. It was a hard lesson but I never returned to that awful brand. Lesson learnt for me. Luckily, Apple isn't like that as a brand.
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    Just checking on my MacBook now on MacRumors and the screen is just like yours - white in the centre and more yellowy/grey on the left and right sides.
    I believe that this is simply due to the backlight used in LCD. Go over to a TV forum and there will be people arguing over backlighting used in LCD TVs. They are NEVER happy. It's one of the reasons why I went for OLED for my TV as any LCD TV next to it looked awful in comparison - especially when comparing viewing angles.
    Apple clearly understand this too as they are bringing a new backlighting system to the next gen MacBook Pro next year according to reports. Still doesn't excite me though as it's still damn LCD at the end of the day.
     
  9. mickyfangs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for checking, yea I agree. I'll just have to accept that this is how MacBook displays are, but it def feels better knowing that my MacBook isn't defective, it's just lcd tech being ****. I do miss my surface book, the display was flawless.
     
  10. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

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    DAMN! I'd have thought that the MacBook has a far better display than the Surface. If this is the case, i'd say that for some reason, your MacBook display is below QC and you really should ask for a refund or exchange.
    If it's not 100% for you then you need to change it and also Apple need to learn hard from faults like this. It's very bad for them if their suppliers are churning out faulty products!
     

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