rMBP to Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by crisito, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. crisito macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    I've switched from a rMBP to an Air as I really don't need all the performance of the rMBP. The only reason I'd go back to it is because the screen isn't great on the Air after using the Retina display. The Air's display is very washed out looking, the contrast seems to be the main problem. It's a Samsung LCD. I've tried calibrating it but I can't seem to get it right.

    I really want to like the Air's screen because I like the compactness of it, but maybe I'm too used to the Retina now.

    Any suggestions?
  2. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    It will take time to adjust. If not, you'll need to wait for the rumored rmbp 13. Luckily for me I adjust fast and can switch back and forth without a problem.
  3. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2012
    It's kind of like saying "I used to drive a Ferrari, then I switched to a Toyota. Is there anything I can do to make my Toyota more like a Ferrari?"

    The short answer is no. But the Toyota is still nice and gets you where you want to go.
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
  5. DrumApple macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2009
    Nope. The Air's screen is pretty dated at this point, needs refreshing big time. And a matte option damnit.
  6. HMI macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2012
    Yes - Two suggestions:
    1) connect a nice large external display to the air if you really don't like the native display.
    2) give your rMBP to me! I'll put it to good use!
  7. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2008
    Downtown San Diego
    The Air has a nice (esp. for the Samsung version) but vanilla TN panel.

    The rMBP has a wonderful IPS panel. Gamut/constrast/viewing angle etc are just much better, mostly as a consequence of the technology itself.

    I've played with an rMBP for an hour or so and the display is exceedingly nice, but I'm too tied to the convenience of the 11" form factor.
  8. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    Yep - unfortunately, it will just take some time to adjust. That retina screen is amazing.
  9. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    Yep, the Air really needs an IPS panel. I looked at the ASUS UX-31A the other day, and the difference is amazing.
  10. crisito thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    I couldn't go back to the Air in the end, back to the Retina now :)
  11. modular macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2009
  12. iAco macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    You can't adjust downwards. Going from a retina pro to air. C'mon now...

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