Trying to understand these LCD problems/C2D-Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ntsapp3, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. ntsapp3, Nov 17, 2006
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  2. miniguu macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2005
    In one sentence:

    MBP screen = miles ahead of 12" PB screen, but still not perfect.

    If you're getting the stock 15" model, use the 14 day return period to really check out your computer and see if you can live with any of its "quirks" :p
    If you aren't happy, just take it back.
  3. brikeh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2006
    Thats just not true, if your screen has uneven backlighting and looks like its been collecting dust for 20+ years the 12"pb looks better, seriously. I owned a powerbook(12") prior to my MBP. The MBP screen was awful, it gave me a headache. If you luck out and get a good one than thats a different story! Im sure there are good MBPs out there.
  4. speekez macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
  5. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I have a brand new C2D Macbook Pro. It has no uneven lighting issue at all if you have the LCD positioned so it is perpendicular to your eyeballs. I really believe that, in the majority of these "complaint" cases, it's just a question of the user not adjusting the LCD correctly. (oh and FYI both speakers are fine, I don't hear any whine, and it's not overly warm when I have it on my knees).

    The other thing to remember is you have to take anything like this with a grain of salt. There can certainly be very real problem reports (e.g. 1st gen Aluminum Powerbook LCD white spots); but forums tend to disproportionately favor whiners and people with unrealistic expectations. The problem is the signal to noise ratio is very low. With all the people complaining about this, that, and the other thing - and a few people endlessly reposting the same complaints over and over - any real problems tend to get buried in the noise.

    Bottom line: If you are genuinely concerned, go visit an Apple retailer and look at the LCD for yourself. If you think the screen backlighting is uneven, try repositioning the LCD to see if it solves the problem. Then you can decide whether or not you want to buy.

    Edit: The one "complaint" I have is the keyboard does not seem to be as responsive as my Powerbook's was. I have to type a little harder; otherwise an occasional keystroke will get missed.

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