New MBP (Oct 08), will we see better LCDs?

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  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I remember when I bought my Santa Rosa MBP in August 2007 it was plagued with a "Yellow" tint issue. Some of them had it, some of them did not. It was a real pain. Then people were complaining of the LED's banding, and colors being off.

    My question is, is it possible that we will see better/updated LCDs?

    Now, I know that anything COULD happen, no one knows. However, Im asking the educated people... Do better Notebook LCD's exist to even be considered? Or is Apple already using the best ones?

    Thanks all
     
  2. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's October and we're going to see new ones on the 14th. Apple usually adds a season or month and the year to their name modifier to distinguish lines.

    MacTracker shows this particularly well.
     
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  5. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I'm hoping for. All screens should have LED backlights with no yellowing issues.
    MacBook : 13.3inch 1440x900 glossy
    MacBook Pro : 15.4inch 1680x1050 glossy or matte
    MacBook Pro : 17inch 1920x1200 glossy or matte

    I'm probably hoping for too much, though. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Skyldig macrumors regular

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    I think we'll definately be seeing new LCDs. Anything below 1680x1050 on a 15.4" screen is just not good enough in any computer over $500. I mean even the cheapest Acer models have 1680x1050 today.

    If the yellowing will be fixed with the new LCDs is hard to say. I hope so.
     
  7. ManWithhat macrumors regular

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    I agree. As much as I really want a Mac, I'll wait for the XPS refresh if Apple doesn't give their 15.4" MBPs at least 1650x1050 screens.
     
  8. jhamerphoto macrumors regular

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    I could really care less about the native resolution of the screen, be it 1440x900 or higher. I'm more concerned with colour accuracy, contrast and the quality of gradations. For the most part, this means the GPU has to be spot on, so that's what I'm hoping for.
     
  9. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    I hope apple will put in 1680x1050 (LED) and 1920x1200 (LED - if it exists) as a BTO. If apple goes with 16:9 then the resolutions would be 1600x900 and 1920x1080. MacBook resolution should be 1366x768 (16:9) or 1440x900 (16:9). I don't think there exists a 1440*810 (16:9) screen.

    Also, this article is pretty interesting about the switch to 16:9: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2328932,00.asp
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Actually, the only LED that Apple USES right now is the 1920x1200. The 1680x1050 option is not LED.

    But this next upgrade will bring that about, even if they don't drop the 1440x900 in the 15".

    And 1920x1200 on a 15" screen is a gimmick and worthless.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Why do people insist on asking questions we can't answer with assurance?
     
  12. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Says who? In your opinion? I have one and thoroughly enjoy the screen real estate. Several manufacturers offer this option and people do order the hi-rez screen on the 15" models. Not a gimmick and certainly not worthless.

    Cheers,
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Looks great, but it hurts my eyes. Poor vision :(
     
  14. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    Agreed!
    If there is no screen at least 1650x1050 in the 15,4" I will switch to a Thinkpad T61p which offers 1920. For CAD software there cant be enough pixels!
    I know, because i am working on a 15" MBP right now...


    edit:
    I guess there will be 1650x option because Apple has to serve the market. If not, they dont deserve the "pro" any more in my opinion!
     
  15. azharc macrumors member

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    I remember the whole Apple-dithering-to-fake-millions-of-colors-issue. I hope they introduce a 'real' millions-of-colors display.
     
  16. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    my 15" MBP 1400 x 900 is an LED backlit display.
     
  17. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I mean for the 17". Isn't that what he was talking about?
     

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