What Level Of Brightness Do You Use?

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  1. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    on your new (late 2008) macbook pro?

    below half, above half?
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I just let the machine change the display 'as ambient light changes'. Right now, in the dark, it's set to slightly under half.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that if I turned it all the way up it would blind me...:cool:
     
  3. NATO macrumors 68000

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    I love bright screens, on my old MacBook Pro (Glossy), I would always have it up full. On the new MacBook Pro however, it's *very* bright, so I usually have it two bars from full. That's usually in a room with low-light.
     
  4. Ramonzuton macrumors newbie

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    always keepin' it at 1-4 bars under full brightness.... that full-brightness is the brightest brightness in the world!!!
     
  5. NATO macrumors 68000

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    lol, there probably should be a warning in the box - "Fire Hazard - Your retinas may burst into flame when viewing this display at full brightness"
     
  6. jgo78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i know, full brightness is pretty bright.

    I'm generally about half bright.
     
  7. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Come now... don't be too hard on yourself:p
     
  8. smokedog macrumors regular

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    Does no one use it on low brightness, ie 2/3 bars.

    I use mine on one up from off, 2 bars.
     
  9. Skyldig macrumors regular

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    I use mine at just around 50% when I'm in school, where it's gennerally pretty bright. At home i use it around 20% or so.
     
  10. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    Over half but it depends if I have it on battery or Ac. I find less than half is barely usable.
     
  11. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    Clever, very clever.
    I too can't seem to go any less than 2 less than full bright, unless I'm sitting in a dark room, I just love the bright BRIGHT screen.
     
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    I use max brightness most of the time =) I didn't get a bright glossy led screen to turn it down. Only when I get up do I put it on the very first level of brightness otherwise it's blinding haha. Especially during the day, I crank it all the way up.
     
  13. jgo78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i was getting that pulsing/flicker on lower levels but when i turn it up half or beyond it's not noticeable.:cool:
     
  14. jgo78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha :)
     
  15. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Generally, I keep my screen 1-4 bars from bottom for normal use, and about half +2 bars for photo editing. However, I do most of my photo editing on an external S-IPS display...
     
  16. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    OMG-Added benefit?

    Think I'm gonna strip down to my skivvies, put on a pair of sunglasses, turn mine all the way up, just to see if I get a tan...:cool:
     
  17. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    I almost always have mine at only 1-2 bars. I never have it at more than that except when I'm outside. I guess I just don't like a super bright screen. I get headaches if I leave the brightness above halfway.
     
  18. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Like that line in "Spinal Tap", I turn it all the way up to eleven.
     
  19. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    usually full brightness. And about 1/2 when i am on battery
     
  20. smokedog macrumors regular

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    Two words come to mind, head and sand.:D
     
  21. pavenger macrumors regular

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    When im plugged in at my desk im usually at or near full brightness. I Love the bright screen. But if im running off of battery like in class or something ill be at 1 bar to get the best battery life and so its not like i have a spot light on if the room is dim.
     
  22. azharc macrumors member

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    Half, unless I'm using the Mac as a TV or doing photo work, then it's full or near-full.
     
  23. MacGeekDC macrumors 6502

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    2 or 3 bars from full power which is blinding.
     
  24. delude macrumors 6502

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    I usually have it on the dimmest it can be, so there is only one bar showing. However, it does flicker a bit and when I work with graphics I turn the brightness up to half way.
     
  25. masse macrumors 6502a

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    I use it on full all the time...but when I first start using it in the morning its all the way down lol.
     

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