so... same crappy screens or what?

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  1. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Does anybody know if the new Macbooks have the same horrible TN display as the old ones?
     
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    What's TN?

    Steve told me they are "Gorgeous"... ;)
     
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    well the last generation Macbook screens where not the same quality as the Macbook Pro screens, were wondering if its still the same
     
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    The LED backlight should make a good bit of difference. But I've no idea about the actual panel. I'd be interested to know too.
     
  6. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably TN, just like all other notebooks on the current market are.

    Now, the LED backlight will help A LOT to get that brightness up. It'll be just like the MBA/MBP screen I figure.

    But TN, that'll be in notebooks for quite a while.
     
  7. decksnap thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If it's a TN, it won't be like the MBP screen (unless those are now too?) You can spot a TN panel from 30 feet away. literally.
     
  8. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know, they've always been TN panels. At least for YEARS.

    The MacBooks just looked so bad because of the old CCFL backlighting.
     
  9. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, TN is about the only option these days for notebooks. The old MB displays were crappy because they were cheap. The CCFL backlight had nothing to do with the horrible viewing angles.
     
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  11. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I was primarily referring to the overall dimness of the old MB displays.

    Viewing angles... yeah. TERRIBLE
     

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