Per Apple Specs: 17" MacBook Pro has 700:1 CR. What is the CR for the 15.4"?

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  1. thiagos macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering if there is a big difference in image quality between the two machines. Apple specs on the Apple website states that the 17" laptop has a revolutionary screen, using 700:1 Contrast Ratio but does not specify anything on the 15.4" Unibody introduced a few months back.
     
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    the 17" has double the colours, at about 1million, meaning things like photos etc will look richer and films better, but unless your a graphic designer or photographer i doubt youll notice the difference.
     
  3. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    I bet the 17" still has a crappy TN panel. Knowing Apple's shoddy policies for the last few years, I'm sure they cut some corners here. But now people kinda know that the MBP 15" and MB have a crappi(er) TN panel. Of course to officially find out, you fork out $2799 to Apple. So Apple wins in any case ... :rolleyes:
     
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    I have both the MacBook Pro and the MacBook (both the unibody models). I can tell a huge difference from the MacBook's screen compared to the Pro, to the point that it even bothers me to use the MacBook.
    So the 15" unit only has 500,000 colors?
     
  5. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Contrast Ratio numbers are generally as close to completely-made-up as you can get without being sued.

    And a TN panel is still a TN panel. Like the 15.4" screen, it will be decent, but not pro-grade accurate.
     
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  7. zombie1210 macrumors regular

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    4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X4GB [Add $1,200.00)

    wow.....
     
  8. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it might be a good idea to wait until prices for that RAM come down a little! :p

    As far as the original poster's question...I think Apple touts specific specs when they are really good or really competitive with the industry. When certain technical specifics are on par or a little less than expected, they are not shown.
     
  9. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    The difference in quality between the MacBook and MacBook Pro's screens is night and day. If the 17" MBP is that much better than the 15", that might be reason enough for me to wait for the 17".
     
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    You can't upgrade the ram or hard drive yourself either without voiding he warranty. If you watch the keynote they show the bottom of the laptop and no door is present.
     
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