What is the brightness on the Macbook Pro?

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  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    I am looking to purchase an external monitor for my unibody macbook pro, and I love the (maximum) brightness level on it, and would like the same on my external monitor. Does anyone know what the cd/m2 rating is?
     
  2. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, but it's fairly low compared to external monitors. Apples own Imac and external displays are alot brighter than the MBP's.
     
  3. Pax macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Update-Apple-MacBook-Pro-5-1-Unibody-9600M-GT-9400M.12518.0.html
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-Mid-2009-2-8-GHz.18795.0.html

    Actual measured values a bit either side of 300 cd/m2 depending on model. I guess it depends on the panel

    You could also look on these forums and find the panel ID codes used in the MBP (a hex code eg 9C**) and the translation to a manufacturer model number. Then Google the manufacturer to get their nominal spec. I did this for the 13" and IIRC they were all 250 - 300 cd/m2 nominal.

    Not as bright as a dedicated monitor, true. But crazy bright, I am reading this in full sunlight with little problem.
     
  4. SecretAsianMan macrumors member

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    My Early 2008 MBP 17, at 300 nits, is the first laptop display for which I've been truly satisfied with the brightness. The brightness and WUXGA resolution were the primary factors in my selection of the laptop.

    I keep it at 100% brightness all the time, even in a pitch dark room.

    My judgment is purely subjective and most likely influenced by my poor color vision. I'm certainly no expert on colors or candlepower.
     
  5. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you. :)
     

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