New uMBP 15.4" Displays, R they Much Better?

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Does anyone have an the previous Gen uMBP and the current just released version, can you really tell the difference.:eek:

    I am thinking of getting a uMBP but the SD card slot and battery are not a great driver for me to cough up the extra cash, I would rather get a good model for a great price like a refubished uMBP 2.8 with the battery door and enduser replaceable HDD if the screen issue is not life altering.:rolleyes:

    I guess this would come from someone who has both models and what is the real difference because I had a 2.53 uMBP in early 2009 and the screen was way better then my uBM 2.4 but now they have drastically dropped in price again. :D
     
  2. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, no. But I haven't done a side-by-side comparison, so who knows?

    Some say colours do "pop."
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    My understanding is that the 15" displays haven't changed, but only the 13".
     
  4. anamznazn macrumors regular

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    Can anyone confirm this? I'm really curious since I have the older unibody 15".
     
  5. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    Boys, don't you visit apple.com? :rolleyes:
    "It offers a 60 percent greater color gamut than previous generations for richer, more vibrant colors."
     
  6. vista.john macrumors regular

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    Don't make much difference to your eyes.
     
  7. MattZani macrumors 68030

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  8. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    anyone have late 08 and mid 09 comparison 15' display ?
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    english please :confused:
     
  10. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    I've got one of each and I can't tell the difference.
     
  11. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one ;)

    The new 15" has some cheap-looking audio in/out, however. It's also unnoticeable.
     
  12. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    ohh...poor mid 2009 revision :(
     
  13. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    L-R
    new 17" glossy
    new 17" matte
    new 15"
    old 15"

    (with the same calibration- 2.2 and D65)

    sorry, these are the largest images that I was able to attach.
    as you can see, the difference between the new and old 15" is so minute that I literally had to take out my old 15" and do a side-by-side comparison.

    and as I said previously, the audio in/out on the new 13" and 15" are made of plastic as opposed to metal on the old 15" and the old/new 17".
     

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  14. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    You took screenshots, that doesnt do anything. They have to be photos of the screen (and good photos).
     
  15. cu2010 macrumors 6502

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    oh, well.. you can still see the slight difference in colour, the old 15" being a little darker, very very very little.
     

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