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Old Feb 21st, 2009, 04:37 PM   #11
 
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So then, for those of us who may eventually upgrade from an earlier revision MacBook to the latest MBP, we'll be delighted.
Essentially, yeah.
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Old Feb 21st, 2009, 06:59 PM   #12
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Currently using an aluminum macbook, not quite a month old. The screen looks fantastic! My wife is using a white macbook and compared to it, the amb screen is simply amazing! I do not have a mbp to compare with so can't comment there, but I see no apparent problems with mine.

Having said that, I don't have a need for heavy photo/video editing, iLife works for what I want. Once we pick up a DSLR that will probably change.

At first I thought I was seeing things as the screen kept dimming and getting brighter by itself. Turns out that it does that based on ambient lighting and only does this when the room lighting changes. Other than that its been fantastic.
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Old Feb 21st, 2009, 08:50 PM   #13
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When you are paying over $1400, you have an absolute right to expect that they are using a quality screen.
i think it's still a decent screen - just not as good as the macbook pro's.

i'd be interested in knowing how it compares to similarly priced pc noteboks....

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At first I thought I was seeing things as the screen kept dimming and getting brighter by itself. Turns out that it does that based on ambient lighting and only does this when the room lighting changes. Other than that its been fantastic.
you can turn this feature off in the display preference panel. i did since it bothered me.
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Old Feb 21st, 2009, 08:53 PM   #14
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you can turn this feature off in the display preference panel. i did since it bothered me.

Good to know, I don't mind it all that much now...but under certain lighting conditions it does get a little annoying. Thanks!
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 09:27 AM   #15
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Yeah I've got to agree with the article; the Macbook screen is terrible. I have 2 of them and the backlighting is very uneven and it uses those weird <24bit displays that dithers colours to approximate 24bit color.
Do you have 2 unibody MacBooks?

The new unibody's LED-backlit TFT active-matrix "glossy" display is much better than the older plastic MacBook display and the new backlighting is very even.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 09:27 AM   #16
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I do not have a mbp to compare with so can't comment there, but I see no apparent problems with mine.
I have compared the current unibody MacBook to the current 15' unibody MBP side by side, and they are the same.

According to everymac. com they both use the same "LED-backlit TFT active-matrix "glossy" display"

you can confirm by going here and clicking on "display" ...

Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (Unibody) Specs (Late 2008/Aluminum - MB466LL/A) @ EveryMac.com

Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.53 15" (Unibody) Specs (Late 2008/Unibody - MB471LL/A) @ EveryMac.com

FWIW, the Wired.com article is comparing the current unibody Macbook to the old style MBP.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 09:34 AM   #17
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I was all set to sell my MB Pro and buy a MB and a larger monitor but having compared the screens on the MB and the MBP its staggering how bad the MB's screen is and there's no way i'd be happy with it.
The new unibody MacBook and new unibody MacBook Pro appear to have the same display (other than size of course). See link in my previous thread. The old MacBook is a different story.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 09:38 AM   #18
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that's kind of unfair to compare the screen from the "pro" line to the consumer macbook line. IF it was old MBP vs. new MBP then it'd be valid.
Both unibody MacBooks (pro & non-pro) appear to use the same display technology. See links above
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I have set up a couple of new Macbooks for people and have to agree the screen is terrible. I keep wiping my eyes because I think my vision is going. Looks cloudy.
Are you talking about the new unibody MacBooks with the LED-backlit TFT active-matrix "glossy" display ???

My wife's unibody macbook looks great. It is definitely not cloudy!
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they're basically the same old crap they've been throwing into the MacBook line every year.
umm.... I don't think so.
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