The only store that may carry Apple products would be Toronto (Montreal) or Halifax. A flight in either direction would cost me at least a third of the price of a new MacBook Pro. What is the satisfaction policy of Apple dealers? I thought I read somewhere that you are allowed a certain number of days to return it.
"Apple Inc. has been hit with another class-action lawsuit. This time the formal complaint comes courtesy of a pair of MacBook and MacBook Pro owners who charge the company with falsely advertising the quality and capabilities of the displays used in the Intel notebooks," Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.
"In the May 3rd filing with the Superior Court of California for the County of San Diego, private citizens Fred Greaves and Dave Gatley are seeking multiple forms of relief and reimbursement, in addition to an injunction that would prevent Apple from continuing to market its existing notebook displays alongside claims that they support 'millions of colors' and offer views 'simply unavailable on other portables,'" McLean reports.
McLean reports, "Specifically, they charge that the Cupertino-based company's MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook displays are only capable of displaying the 'illusion of millions of colors through the use of a software technique referred to as 'dithering,' which causes nearby pixels on the display to use slightly varying shades of colors that trick the human eye into perceiving the desired color even though it is not truly that color.'"
"Citations in the suit imply that the Apple notebooks may employ sub-par displays only capable of 6 bits per channel (18-bit color), rather than 8 bits per channel, making them capable of displaying only 262,144 colors without dithering, as opposed to millions. That would explain why within weeks of purchase, a flood of customers reported that their MacBook and MacBook Pro displays appeared 'grainy' or 'sparkly,' according to the complaint," McLean reports.
For the record, my first gen MBP 1.83 Ghz is the matte screen and is very clear and sharp. I bought it a year ago last month and it has performed flawlessly.
I had an Acer with this same problem. But it was an Acer and expectations were a bit lower.My MBP has the matte finish. I can see on my MBP what the guy demonstrated, here:
But it is very minor in my eyes (maybe my eyes are ****e?). if I could have done it again, however, I would probably have opted for the glossy finish. it just makes things look more rich, the glass is easier to clean, and thankfully, I was surprised at how under control the reflective glare was when I checked it out at a store! :yikes: :clap:
I'm not 100% sure if the glossy screen is the best way to go for accurate colour representation for graphic or video pros... but LCD displays in general have also been taken to task about this in the past as well. I wonder if the technology has improved to become more trustworthy given that the CRT is waning...?