Vertical viewing angle on LED MBP 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by avalys, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. avalys macrumors 6502

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    I have a 15" LED MBP that is near-perfect, except for the vertical viewing angle. The screen is evenly illuminated, with perfect color - but the vertical viewing angle is insufficient. If I look at the screen so that the top is bright, the bottom appears dark. If I look at the screen so that the bottom is bright, the top appears dark.

    Is this just a limitation of laptop LCD screens, or is there something wrong with mine? My PowerBook G4, Thinkpad T42P, and Latitude D620 don't exhibit this problem.
     
  2. Smoothie macrumors 6502

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    My ThinkPad X60 exhibits this to a slight degree. My LED MBP is about the same for vertical viewing, but has worse viewing angles horizontally.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    I looked at the LED MBP for the first time and was very impressed.

    Didn't see any difference really between the old fluorescent one and LED (bearing in mind I had the two side by side for comparison) apart from brightness and that there wasn't grain on the LED one.

    I didn't see any yellow tint, and the viewing angle was perfect, vertical, horizontal.

    Maybe Apple saved the good MBP's for the Scottish ;)
     
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    The vertical viewing angle isn't great. That's just how they are. If the screen isn't positioned quite right it can be really noticeable, but mine has a nice stiff hinge so I can normally get it just right. I to tend to adjust it again, though, if I'm working on something right at the top, or the bottom, of the screen for a long period.
     

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