Technical Difference between Macbook and Macbook Air/Pro's screen.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by blackhand1001, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    It is widely known that the macbooks screen has poor viewing angles and black glowing problems. I found an article that explains why this is so and why the macbook air does not have this problem. Originally all TN based lcd screens suffered from this. To help this problem manufacturers came up with the idea of adding additonal films to fix these viewing angle difficulty which increased the viewing angle threshold before that screen inversion occured (black becoming white/white becoming black and so forth). This article gives a technical explanation of it.


    This is now referred to as TN+FILM and is used in almost every desktop lcd.

    The macbook does not have those compensation films which is why it has a poor contrast ratio and has poor viewing angles. The macbook pro and air have these additional films as do most non apple computers with the exception of a fewer low end manufacturers.
  2. tongteh macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2008

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