Screen Quality 2.66 vs 2.93?

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  1. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    I've hear a few times now that the anti glare monitor in the 2.66 is NOT of the same quality as that in the 2.93. This doesn't make sense to me but was hoping someone could either confirm or deny this.
     
  2. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Apple uses different manufacturers for its monitors. They either put the "cheaper" ones into the 2.66 or it's just been a coincidence that the people with 2.66 have been getting worse ones.
     
  3. CitiXen macrumors member

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    How can you tell which screen you have? Which manufacturer code is the higher quality?
     
  4. Colin20 macrumors regular

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  5. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Correct, I'm referring to the 17" Anti-Glare
     
  6. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    Yep would like to know this as well... also for the glossy too now that we are on the subject...
     
  7. yargk macrumors member

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    That seems fishy. I don't see what upgrading the processor has to do with the screen. If ordering that option got you a better screen they would advertise it as such.
     
  8. James Cole macrumors 6502

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    Who knows... may be they dont upgrade the screen they just for some manufacturing reason use another brand maybe???
     
  9. m4rk0 macrumors member

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    anyone had the possibility to investigate on the subject....?
     
  10. ohaooa macrumors newbie

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    Two of my friends compared their 17"s (one is a 2.66, the other 2.93) and the screens were identical. Whether this is the case across the production line or not is another story.
     
  11. magallanes macrumors regular

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    Yes, it is about the production line (or manufacturer), for a same models you can find different manufacturers.
     
  12. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    For the 15" pre-unibody MBP's there were at least 3 manufacturers and twice as many specific revisions of screens that were used. When you get the Apple part for the screen you are getting one of them, effectively, randomly.

    They are all *technically* in spec, but some are much better than others.
     
  13. m4rk0 macrumors member

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    well for me it's important to know that the quality among the 17" anti-glare panels is consistent; as far as i know there's just one panel, and it's pretty good.

    right...?
     
  14. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I own a march built 2.66 17" and have ordered a CTO 2.93 17", I am more then happy to see if there is any truth in this when the new machine arrives.
    Two things I have noted from my early Jan built 17" is magnetic latch is a lot stronger, screen hinge is much stronger then previously. Also it dod not require the graphics update that was released recently.
     
  15. m4rk0 macrumors member

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    glossy or matte...?
     
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