Question about screen before i change form my MBA to a Black MB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by al82, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. al82 macrumors regular

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    Right i have had 2 MBAs and BOTH have suffered from slow down when simply watching a avi file. I know it's not normal but my friend said she has the same problem.

    If i pay £1200 for something i expect to be able to watch an avi file during my lunch break and not have to think of something else to do as it stutters so much.

    When i got the Air the older MB were in the store and the screen difference between the Air and MB was noticeable. By a fair bit.

    The air had a brighter screen, i liked the glossy finish too.

    With the new MB have they improved the screen at all? or is it the same screen?
    i see apples site says glossy screen, was the old mb screen glossy too?
     
  2. KompleX macrumors regular

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    from my experience with two macbooks is the screen quality seems to vary from very good to average. the first macbook that i owned for a very short time had a very good screen: bright and evenly lit. however, after exchanging it for the newer penryn macbook, the screen appears dimmer and has a dark spot in one corner. now, since i only had my first macbook for less than a week and didn't get as acquainted with it, these differences may just be all in my head, but regardless, the screen appears unchanged and has a high variability of built quality.
     
  3. al82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    When i had the black mb, the screen seemed like the contrast was too high for whats on screen. Blacks didnt seem black and had while glow around the edges.

    When i had the screen side by side with the air the air had a better screen, was wondering if it was because of led or because the screen was glossy.

    I know the nex MB have a glossy screen, did the older ones?
     
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    All of the Macbooks, new and old have the glossy sceen.
     
  5. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    For colour and contrast problems, try searching for "~david"'s colour profile and adjusting contrast settings in the Universal Access preference pane.
     
  6. si2000 macrumors newbie

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    mine came with a flat screen. no gloss:confused:


    edit reflective when off=gloss, it is a gloss
     
  7. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    it is glossy.

    the mba should be brighter because of the LED screen.
     
  8. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    It is still a LCD screen, it is just LED Backlight.
     
  9. MacGeekDC macrumors 6502

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    Glossy

    MAcBook have always had glossy screen every macbook made has a glossy screen:apple:
     
  10. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    the screen of the MBA is hi-res LCD LED backight just like in the MBP.
    you'll regret downgrading to an MB if screen is a big issue for you:)
     

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