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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 09:45 AM   #21
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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!
completely agree.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 09:48 AM   #22
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i think it's still a decent screen - just not as good as the macbook pro's.
I think they're the same (pro & non-pro) in the new unibody line.
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actually i don't think they are the same (or at least from what i've read) supposedly the new macbooks screen is inferior to the macbook air & new macbook pro.

which is also part of the reason it's less expensive than those 2.
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Hahah, Z06Jerry, there's the new Multiquote button that should help you - rather than creating a whole page of replies of just you hah Just a suggestion, no ill will intended.

Regarding the MB Screens, there is most definitely two different ones:

AluBook crappy screen, 9c8c>9c89 - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

the MacBook Air uses a different model of Screen 9C9A, and the MacBook Pro uses a third different model (not sure of exact model code).

You can check what model you have by going to "Displays" in the System Preferences and click on the color tab, then on "Open Profile" -- line 13 in that window will show your model #. Be interesting to see if we can get the people who like their MBUni screens to do this and report back - see if there is a "better" version of the panel in the MBUni.

More info here - and it appears the Plastic MacBooks had LCD panels in them that were even better contrast ratio than the Unibodies.

LCD Model Numbers and Info - Mac Forums
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 12:45 PM   #25
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Hahah, Z06Jerry, there's the new Multiquote button that should help you - rather than creating a whole page of replies of just you hah Just a suggestion, no ill will intended.

Regarding the MB Screens, there is most definitely two different ones:

AluBook crappy screen, 9c8c>9c89 - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

the MacBook Air uses a different model of Screen 9C9A, and the MacBook Pro uses a third different model (not sure of exact model code).

You can check what model you have by going to "Displays" in the System Preferences and click on the color tab, then on "Open Profile" -- line 13 in that window will show your model #. Be interesting to see if we can get the people who like their MBUni screens to do this and report back - see if there is a "better" version of the panel in the MBUni.

More info here - and it appears the Plastic MacBooks had LCD panels in them that were even better contrast ratio than the Unibodies.

LCD Model Numbers and Info - Mac Forums
Yeah, basically like I said, it's the same crappy grade of TN panel as the previous MacBooks, but it has the LED backlighting, which is definitely more even, and brighter, but at the same time it makes the low contrast ratios that much more noticeable, and of course, the viewing angle is still terrible.

If someone was happy with the old MacBook screen, they'll probably be just fine with the new one as well. If you're coming from a higher grade Apple laptop screen (I went from a 17" PowerBook G4 to the unibody MacBook), you'll definitely notice the inferior quality.

That said, it's still an adequate screen if for people don't need color accuracy, but a graphic designer is going to need to get an Air or a Pro (and probably an external display as well, since all of the Apple laptops only use 6 bit TN panels).

I personally didn't really need the better screen, and the PowerBook broke before I had enough saved up for the MacBook Pro, so I bought the unibody MacBook, and am fine with it. But it's still noticeably inferior in terms of display quality.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:09 PM   #26
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actually i don't think they are the same (or at least from what i've read) supposedly the new macbooks screen is inferior to the macbook air & new macbook pro.

which is also part of the reason it's less expensive than those 2.
i-rui, what is your source for this information? I have only compared the new uni MacBook & new uni MacBook Pro, I cannot speak to the MacBook Air.

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Hahah, Z06Jerry, there's the new Multiquote button that should help you - rather than creating a whole page of replies of just you hah Just a suggestion, no ill will intended.
fyrefly, thanks! I just learned something new!!

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Regarding the MB Screens, there is most definitely two different ones:

AluBook crappy screen, 9c8c>9c89 - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion

the MacBook Air uses a different model of Screen 9C9A, and the MacBook Pro uses a third different model (not sure of exact model code).

You can check what model you have by going to "Displays" in the System Preferences and click on the color tab, then on "Open Profile" -- line 13 in that window will show your model #. Be interesting to see if we can get the people who like their MBUni screens to do this and report back - see if there is a "better" version of the panel in the MBUni.

More info here - and it appears the Plastic MacBooks had LCD panels in them that were even better contrast ratio than the Unibodies.

LCD Model Numbers and Info - Mac Forums
Our uni MacBook is 9C8C. I would expect the uni MBP's to have a different part # because of the larger 15" size, but they both appear to use the same technology.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 01:55 PM   #27
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i-rui, what is your source for this information? I have only compared the new uni MacBook & new uni MacBook Pro, I cannot speak to the MacBook Air.
a quick google search turned up this :

Updated White MacBook vs. Entry Unibody MacBook - TheAppleBlog

" the unibodyís screen was criticized as not being quite as good as those in the MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro. This was silly to me because why would you compare the new screen to models that cost $500 or more than the unibody? The only thing the new screen should be compared to is the white modelís it replaced, and in this comparision there is no contest. "

Plus i've read various tib bits here and there expressing the same thing - that the macbook screen is inferior to the MBP (both old and new, it's always been that way)

And i'd also say that the above link is a much more reasonable comparison (old macbook vs new macbook, instead of comparing the new macbook to an old macbook pro)

**edit - this link shows the unibody macbook vs unibody macbook pro screen differences

Review: MacBook and MacBook Pro Dual Review

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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 02:40 PM   #28
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Old Feb 26th, 2009, 06:41 AM   #29
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i-rui, what is your source for this information? I have only compared the new uni MacBook & new uni MacBook Pro, I cannot speak to the MacBook Air.
Unfortunately you're wrong. I'm not going to do the research for you, but a search will reveal that the MB and MBP indeed use different quality panels - the MBP has a higher contrast ratio and improved viewing angles.

But it's great that you can't tell the difference - sometimes I wish I couldn't.
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