What level of brightness do you use on your macbooks?

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  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Just curious anyone here use their macbook's backlighting on a certain level or just at full all the time?

    I compared my new 2.4Ghz mbp's screen next to my friends 1.83ghz core duo's screen both at highest brightness and the 1 1/2 year old macbook's screen looks dimmer. So maybe better to conserve the backlighting?
     
  2. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    When I'm plugged in, I keep it about three quarters up...when it's darker and it's plugged in, I keep it at about one clicky thing from the bottom. When I'm unplugged, I usually leave it about a quarter to a half brightness, also depending on where I'm at, or whether I need optimised battery.
     
  3. priller macrumors regular

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  4. daneoni macrumors G4

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    On my blackbook, at night, i use 2 nits (iMac: 0 nits). During the day i use 13 nits (same for iMac)

    Also displays (backlight) get dimmer with time which is why your friend's screen looks dimmer than yours
     
  5. krye macrumors 68000

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  6. MacAodh macrumors regular

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    I love to study in a nice dark room with the computer on low brightness. Otherwise the glare just gets to me
     
  7. Phillyzero macrumors regular

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    Usually around 3-5, depending if I'm plugged in or not.
     
  8. Luzzio macrumors regular

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    2 notches when I'm inside, nearly all the way to the brightest when I'm outside.

    Funny, it should be the other way around...
     
  9. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    Maybe I'm just weird, but I like to have mine on full brightness as much as possible. The only exceptions are when I'm in a dim or dark place, or I really need my battery to last as long as possible. It's the same with my iPods too.
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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  11. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Often mine is too bright when in bed at night and wakes my partner up. So sometimes I use the inverse LCD trick - ctl-option-apple-8 - makes everything go white on black. Helps with battery too.
     
  12. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    This is spinal tap?

    Mine is at 1 when at home. Halfway when at work (too bright office lights)
     
  13. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

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