why does my 15" c2d screen look bigger than my 15" i5 screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by glocke12, May 9, 2010.

  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    So I picked up an i5 the other week, and one thing ive noticed is that the black bezel on the i5 makes the screens viewing area look smaller than it really is. Cant figure this one out.....when measured they both have the same viewing area, but the c2d really seems to look bigger.
  2. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    I would say, you are more used to old MBP's?
    Or, I would say optical illusion.
  3. mmulin macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2006
    It is called visual perception and just something your brain does. Pick up some psychology book if you want to know why your screen looks bigger than the other. Here you can find a few example of optical illusions: http://www.scientificpsychic.com/graphics/
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    As long as it's not defective then you should be fine ^_^
    Maybe this is Apple's ninja skills? :D
  5. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    Ok, that link mmulins post really made my brain hurt.

    Its a pretty weird...I guess Ill just need to get used to it...

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