rMBP 13'' late 2013 - Display burn-in?

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  1. iRG macrumors newbie

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    Hello all!

    I'm a very content user of an iPhone5 and an iPad4. It's been nothing but smooth sailing with the devices. Now after 8 years my VAIO laptop is due for replacement and I'm considering the late 2013 13'' Retina MacBook Pro (i5/8/256). It's price reduction and student discount makes it affordable for me.

    I love the design of both the hardware and the UI, the portability and the retina screen. But it's also that screen that worries me. On the Apple support forum there's a 9500 post long thread about the rMBP's suffering from display burn-in / image retention.

    Do the late 2013 13'' rMBP's (still) suffer from display burn-in?

    Any comments, opinions, experiences would be very much appreciated!

    Oh, and eh, I'm new around here. Please don't tease me too much. ;)

    iRG
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I think most of those complaints were about the earlier models. Just going from the comments here in the forums, I don't seem to see too much complaining about the newer models. I just bought the new 2014 model and have zero complaints about the screen.

    <insert joke about your Mom here> :p
     
  3. KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

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    Is that screen a Samsung or LG?

    Have a look at:
    Settings-Display-Color-Open profile
    And scroll down to 'mmod' and click on it. What does it say under 'Model'?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Model 0000A018

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  5. KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

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    Thats the Samsung. It does not suffer from the burn-in issues.
     
  6. Blueinternet42 macrumors newbie

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  7. KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

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    Well thats probably because you have chosen another color profile than the default "Color LCD".
     
  8. Blueinternet42 macrumors newbie

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    I have

    Adobe RGB
    generic RGB profile
    sRGB IEC61966 - 2.1

    None of those have the MMOD listed.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    My point is the reports of this with the newer models seems to have dropped off to almost nothing. Just based on my activity here on the the forum.
     
  10. Dekard macrumors 6502

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    Color LCD is the top most one above the line it's the default.
     
  11. KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

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    That was the answer I was looking for :)
     
  12. iRG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the responses!

    Though I was hoping my doubts would've been erased by more than one. Now I'm still not sure what to do. I'm sure the laptop will perform great when just in, but will the screen keep on performing as expected? Questions, questions, doubts, doubts...

    iRG
     
  13. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    AFAIK, they do not. I got an early production model of the Late 2013 (2nd week of Nov 2013) as a replacement for my problematic mid-2012 (burn in, loose screws, a bad discreet GPU, etc, etc) and this machine has only given me one issue with the cooling of it. The display in this machine has been absolutely perfect. No defects, no yellow or blue whites, and no ghosting. Much better then the first display I had on my 2012. Now mine is a 15", however I think this would carry over the 13" models as well.

    Btw, the display model number on mine 0000A022.
     
  14. KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

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    But then again everyone that seems to have no problems with IR/burn-in has got a samsung display...

    Anyone with LG displays that do not experience the IR/burn-in?
     
  15. Rbk23 macrumors regular

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    No burn in on my mid 14 13" but damned if I don't have an uneven yellow tint, just like the 6 I had before it.
     

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