Plans for led screen in 17 in. mac book pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rmjbmi, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. rmjbmi macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if there are any plans for the release of the led lit screen in the MacBook Pro 17"? If so any idea of when?
     
  2. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has explicitly stated that all of its displays will ultimately move to LED backlighting technology "when economically feasible". To the best of my knowledge, nobody is certain when that will be.
     
  3. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I hope it isn't too far off into the future. My backlight is starting to bleed more and more from the bottom and it would be great if I can get a LED replacement when the time comes.
     
  4. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also looking forward to LED-backlit 17-inch models, even though my current 17" is still quite new. When the LED models come out, I'll sell this one---but only after I'm convinced that the 17" LED models don't suffer from the same problems we've encountered with the current crop of 15-inchers.

    After what I've had to go through with MBP defects continuously over the last year (and now finally have one that's worth keeping), it's amazing I'm still an Apple customer at all.
     
  5. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    MacBook Is Next In Line For A Backlit LED Screen

    Might be another year. I've read that making backlit LED screens is harder to do on bigger and higher resolution screens like the 17" HD screen Apple is finally offering. I expect a LED backlit screen on the MacBook will come next.
     
  6. zioxide macrumors 603

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    The smaller the screen, the quicker they'll come.

    Macbooks will probably get them next when they get a spec bump in November.

    17'' MBP probably sometime next year.
     
  7. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Why does the backlight have anything to do with the screen res?
     
  8. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Choice of words. It's harder to do a larger screens, and generally larger means higher resolution.
     

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