What screen do you guys have LG or Chei Mei?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SPECOPx, Dec 24, 2008.


What screen do you have on your MBP?

  1. LG (9C84)

    27 vote(s)
  2. Chei Mei (9C85)

    23 vote(s)
  1. SPECOPx macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2008
    I was wondering this if the majority of you guys have LG or Chei Mei.. Hopefully my recently ordered MBP doesn't have the Chei Mei...that'll suck to go through calibration until I find the right one

    System Preferences > Display > Color > Open profile >> take a look at line 13. It’s either 9C85(Chei Mei) or 9C84(LG/Samsung)
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
  3. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    i have the chei mei one. colour/brightness/contrast wise its been great. the backlight however is another story...
  4. SPECOPx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2008
    Never mind this post... Chrome didn't let me go to thread tools, but IE always does the trick.
  5. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    I would include instructions on how to find out in the first post of the thread to avoid constant replies from people asking about it.
  6. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I have the lg screen and its amazing. The blacks are deep and the whites are very white.
  7. digitard macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2004
    Gilbert, AZ
    Picked up a MBP at the Apple store on Monday night. It's got the LG.

  8. Crash1234 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2008
    From having to return a bunch of mpb's due to varying issues, I've had opportunity to see both, and have seen both displayed in stores. My mbp has the LG screen, however, imo, the 85 is superior. My LG screen, as well as the others I've seen has vertical backlight bleeding as well as having poor black levels. I believe that's what it's called, when, on a black screen, it just looks washed out and gray. Unfortunately though, i think there are good and bad panels of each type. So, I wouldn't get too excited over having one brand over the other.
  9. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    I have a 9C85 (Chimei). After calibration, colors are vivid and pop while contrast is excellent. No dead/stuck pixels. Slight flashlight effect at the bottom on a black screen with brightness all the way up, which is not noticeable at all during normal use. It is much brighter than my previous generation MBP & if I turn brightness up, it becomes too bright. I don't see any practical reason to need an even brighter screen. Right now I am using less than 1/2 of its full brightness.
  10. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
  11. hamis92 macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2007
  12. MacAlpha macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    Great White North
    I have the LG and it is great, but no where near as good as the new 24" Apple LED! :)
  13. spgiva macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Chei Mei on my MBP. Not sure what screen the MBP that I had to return was (for none-monitor related issues). This monitor is beautiful. The ambient light sensor is perhaps a little too sensitive (it will adjust it's brightness when I move my head sometimes) but when I turn off automatically adjust brightness I have no problems at all with my monitor.

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