New Haswell rMBP 13" Received: More Vivid Colors or Different Factory Settings ?

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  1. fskywalker, Nov 18, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2013

    fskywalker macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2009
    Hi, just received today my new 13" max out 2.8/16/1TB rMBP ($2400 shipped, bought in Ebay, sealed, 1 cycle on battery) and the colors of the screen are a lot more vivid than the ones of my 2012 2.9/8/768 13" rMBP (on the left is the 2012, on the right the 2013)



    Could this be a result of factory settings or is the new screens a lot better? Both are shown at full brightness and using factory settings. Just in case, the screen on my 2012 is A013 while the one on the 2013 is A018

    By the way, the Speck SeeThru Case from the 2012 worked well on the 2013 (thought the bottom side would be very loose due to the slimmer body, but it was not)
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Several people have said on here that the screens in the Haswell rMBP are brighter. Probably a combination of both. In any case, I welcome a brighter screen.
  3. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    The brighter and the more vibrant the better.
  4. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    I just received a 13" 2.4/8GB/256GB today and the screen is definitely brighter than my friend's last-gen 13" retina.

    After reading all the horror stories here about uneven backlighting, image retention, yellow screens, etc., I was prepared for the worst. My display is actually flawless - I ran all the tests and don't have any of the aforementioned issues. My screen is fantastic!
  5. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Tacoma, WA

    My friends first gen looks super washed out compared to mines, and she RARELY uses her laptop.. maybe 5 hours a week. (thought it might be because she left it on 24/7)
  6. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

    Tears Apart

    Jun 10, 2009
    Outside Closer
    Sorry if this is a totally uninformed comment, but my impression is that it is Mavericks that introduced a more vibrant colour set.
  7. fskywalker, Nov 19, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2013

    fskywalker thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2009
    Both machines are running Mavericks, so that should not be the reason unless the Mavericks settings for the old and new rMBP are different.

    Something strange happened with its battery cycles behavior. It came with 1 cycle, as expected; I left it on overnight without charging and just checked at it had 93% of battery left and 2 cycles! Why would it cycle if the battery level never got depleted? Is this normal?
  8. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    Let's say the battery provides one ampere (not sure of the MBP's actual power draw so this is a nice easy number to work with). It runs for seven hours, and a coulomb is one amp * sec so at full charge the capacity is 25,200 coulombs. You could also express this as 7 amp hours.

    You use 80% of the battery. You have 5,040 coulumbs left in the battery. You charge it to full, use another 20% (or 5040 c) then charge it up again. You have used one full charge cycle as calculated by the battery.

    If anyone who has taken physics more recently cares to correct me, feel free, but this is my understanding.

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