Screen brightness?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by double329, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. double329 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    I just got my new Haswell rMBP 15. I also have late 2012 MBP 17(work). I noticed that my new rMBP screen brightness is a little low. To get the same brightness as my MBP 17, I would set two clicks(dot) higher on rMBP then on my 17. Is that the way it is?
  2. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2012
    The brightness of my new 15" is about halfway between clicks 15 and 16 (highest) on my 2010 17". Considering there's certainly been some brightness degradation in 3.5 years, I'd say your results are probably about right.

    Basically, the higher pixel density displays will block more of the light produced by the LCD backlight. This is one of the reasons IGZO screens are highly anticipated.
  3. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    If it blocks more of the light, then wouldnt that make the screen dimmer?
  4. double329 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    I think that is what he said: Higher density panel(retina) blocks more light. As a result, it is a little dimmer.

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