LED Love and the New MacBook Pro

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So I’ve written about the issues that led to AppleCare replacing my MacBook Pro. I’m finally getting time to set it up and I couldn’t help from stopping to wax poetic about the LED screen. I knew it was special when I saw it on the MacBook Air, but on the MacBook Pro, the LED just looks fantastic. The resolution is higher than the standard screen. On the 17″ MacBook Pro it is 1920 x 1200 and noticeably sharper. Further, with the LED screen the whites are whiter and the color more vivid. So the next time you are looking to upgrade your laptop, take a long hard look at the new screens.

25 Comments LED Love and the New MacBook Pro

  1. smegma@gland.com

    Except when the bottom of the screen is yellowish like on my LED 15″ and a lot of others…

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  2. smegma@gland.com

    Except when the bottom of the screen is yellowish like on my LED 15″ and a lot of others…

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  3. smegma@gland.com

    Except when the bottom of the screen is yellowish like on my LED 15″ and a lot of others…

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  4. smegma@gland.com

    Except when the bottom of the screen is yellowish like on my LED 15″ and a lot of others…

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  5. smegma@gland.com

    Except when the bottom of the screen is yellowish like on my LED 15″ and a lot of others…

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  6. pdenyc@hotmail.com

    I’m sitting here with a powerbook G4 1.67 and a brand new macbook pro with LED display. the old powerbook display is evenly illuminated, shows crisp whites and has good view angles. The new macbook por has darkish shadows at the bottom, is incapable of showing white whites (always slightly yellowish) even with hardware calibration and is very yellow from the side.

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  7. pdenyc@hotmail.com

    I’m sitting here with a powerbook G4 1.67 and a brand new macbook pro with LED display. the old powerbook display is evenly illuminated, shows crisp whites and has good view angles. The new macbook por has darkish shadows at the bottom, is incapable of showing white whites (always slightly yellowish) even with hardware calibration and is very yellow from the side.

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  8. pdenyc@hotmail.com

    I’m sitting here with a powerbook G4 1.67 and a brand new macbook pro with LED display. the old powerbook display is evenly illuminated, shows crisp whites and has good view angles. The new macbook por has darkish shadows at the bottom, is incapable of showing white whites (always slightly yellowish) even with hardware calibration and is very yellow from the side.

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  9. pdenyc@hotmail.com

    I’m sitting here with a powerbook G4 1.67 and a brand new macbook pro with LED display. the old powerbook display is evenly illuminated, shows crisp whites and has good view angles. The new macbook por has darkish shadows at the bottom, is incapable of showing white whites (always slightly yellowish) even with hardware calibration and is very yellow from the side.

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  10. pdenyc@hotmail.com

    I’m sitting here with a powerbook G4 1.67 and a brand new macbook pro with LED display. the old powerbook display is evenly illuminated, shows crisp whites and has good view angles. The new macbook por has darkish shadows at the bottom, is incapable of showing white whites (always slightly yellowish) even with hardware calibration and is very yellow from the side.

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  11. jcteo@Yahoo.com

    I think you mean LED-backlit LCD. I don’t mean to be nit-picky but there is such a thing as an LED display but this is not one.

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  12. jcteo@Yahoo.com

    I think you mean LED-backlit LCD. I don’t mean to be nit-picky but there is such a thing as an LED display but this is not one.

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  13. jcteo@Yahoo.com

    I think you mean LED-backlit LCD. I don’t mean to be nit-picky but there is such a thing as an LED display but this is not one.

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  14. jcteo@Yahoo.com

    I think you mean LED-backlit LCD. I don’t mean to be nit-picky but there is such a thing as an LED display but this is not one.

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  15. jcteo@Yahoo.com

    I think you mean LED-backlit LCD. I don’t mean to be nit-picky but there is such a thing as an LED display but this is not one.

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  16. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Wow. I am surprised to read about these problems. I went from at fluorescent backlit MBP to a LED one and I find it much brighter, whiter, and with less vignetting around the corners.

    Not to mention that the new MBP is noticeably faster even though the CPU is just a minor speed bump.

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  17. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Wow. I am surprised to read about these problems. I went from at fluorescent backlit MBP to a LED one and I find it much brighter, whiter, and with less vignetting around the corners.

    Not to mention that the new MBP is noticeably faster even though the CPU is just a minor speed bump.

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  18. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Wow. I am surprised to read about these problems. I went from at fluorescent backlit MBP to a LED one and I find it much brighter, whiter, and with less vignetting around the corners.

    Not to mention that the new MBP is noticeably faster even though the CPU is just a minor speed bump.

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  19. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Wow. I am surprised to read about these problems. I went from at fluorescent backlit MBP to a LED one and I find it much brighter, whiter, and with less vignetting around the corners.

    Not to mention that the new MBP is noticeably faster even though the CPU is just a minor speed bump.

    Reply
  20. tomaszstasiuk@gmail.com

    Wow. I am surprised to read about these problems. I went from at fluorescent backlit MBP to a LED one and I find it much brighter, whiter, and with less vignetting around the corners.

    Not to mention that the new MBP is noticeably faster even though the CPU is just a minor speed bump.

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  21. david@macsparky.com

    @Jay – You are right. It is LED Backlit, not LED.

    @Tomasz – I’m with you. The LED Backlit display looks remakarkably better than the screen on my old laptop. I don’t profess to be an expert on screens but I know what I like and I much prefer the LED Backlit. Maybe it just depends on the luck of the build.

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  22. david@macsparky.com

    @Jay – You are right. It is LED Backlit, not LED.

    @Tomasz – I’m with you. The LED Backlit display looks remakarkably better than the screen on my old laptop. I don’t profess to be an expert on screens but I know what I like and I much prefer the LED Backlit. Maybe it just depends on the luck of the build.

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  23. david@macsparky.com

    @Jay – You are right. It is LED Backlit, not LED.

    @Tomasz – I’m with you. The LED Backlit display looks remakarkably better than the screen on my old laptop. I don’t profess to be an expert on screens but I know what I like and I much prefer the LED Backlit. Maybe it just depends on the luck of the build.

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  24. david@macsparky.com

    @Jay – You are right. It is LED Backlit, not LED.

    @Tomasz – I’m with you. The LED Backlit display looks remakarkably better than the screen on my old laptop. I don’t profess to be an expert on screens but I know what I like and I much prefer the LED Backlit. Maybe it just depends on the luck of the build.

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  25. david@macsparky.com

    @Jay – You are right. It is LED Backlit, not LED.

    @Tomasz – I’m with you. The LED Backlit display looks remakarkably better than the screen on my old laptop. I don’t profess to be an expert on screens but I know what I like and I much prefer the LED Backlit. Maybe it just depends on the luck of the build.

    Reply

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