Unbearable display on 12 inch MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Guitarists, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Guitarists Suspended

    Jul 24, 2017
    I bought myself a 12 inch MacBook and loved it for the most part. The design was near flawless, and the battery life could last a full working day. I didn't even mind the lack of ports. There was however one flaw which forced me to return it.

    Before I mention it, let me just say that I swear by Apple's Retina displays and loved them on every single iPhone that I've owned since the 4 came out.

    I couldn't stand the Retina display on the 12 inch MacBook however. It gave me painful eye strain within an hour of using it unless I had perfect lighting conditions, such as in the office.

    If you open up Safari and run a quick Google search on anything, it seems to me at least that the text for the results is unpleasant to look at. While it is sharp, it gives off a strange glare which becomes painful to look at very quickly. I couldn't adjust to it in the week I had the machine.

    Has anyone else had a similar experience?
  2. Buerkletucson macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2015
    No issues with mine.....fantastic display IMHO.
    I've been on the Macbook for many hours at a time with no issues.

    What did you have the brightness set to?
  3. Koudspeel macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2013
    Sounds like a defective unit then. The screen is gorgeous and text has never been as crisp!
  4. Buerkletucson macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2015
    I would agree.....
    If this was a common issue you would see it all over the forum with complaints.

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