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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:24 pm 
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AHH!!!

Apple!

The 13inch MBP is apparently shipping with a 6bit display! That is TOTALLY unacceptable!

http://digg.com/apple/MacBook_Pro_Only_ ... _of_Colors

For the price your paying for the laptop you would expect at least a 8bit display and a half decent one at that!

damnnn.

Why must we go backwards, i want 10bit screens =/

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Doh! :x just Minus the Pro. Just like the previous MacBook :|

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Why so upset? :) DD were you planning on buying one?

Don't majority of laptops display 6-bit natively and 8-bit only with dithering?

The 15" isn't pro either, only the 17" can be considered pro and even then not entirely.

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No. Still the point is they are targeting this laptop at professionals.

At its price point, considering its specifications that they've already skimped on, you'd think they would have had some money for the screen.

Professional photographers who shoot in the field and like to view their images, or shoot teathered in the field might want to look at their images on a smaller laptop since its easier to carry about.

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Are there any laptops with true 8 bit displays? My Acer Aspire 5920G also has a 6 bit display, and this has caught me out more than once when I didn't notice a slight colour cast that was blatantly obvious on an 8 bit display.

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I know some laptops like the 17" MBP and the Thinkpad W700 boast better quality screens but I don't know if they are 8-bit.

I would never expect to do serious viewing on a laptop display although I can understand if other people want to. Like DD said, they've skimped on other areas and it's that which bugs me.

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Some of us use laptops as our primary machines, and this is a big bummer. I'll definitely be looking to buy either a desktop or an external monitor to overcome this issue.

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If you're feeling like a bit of DIY you could change your screen.

Of cource the way the screen is backlit can effect its colour production, so LED displays against CCFL and CCFL's depend on the amount of them and the distrabution.

I'd think the IBM workstation class laptops have 8bit screens.

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It's just like apple's con with the old base 20" iMac, with the cheap nasty screen, in comparison to the 24", which is supposedly to be a premium product....ummm, yeh right.

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You're paying for the fact that it's an apple. Deal with it :P

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The main problem here is, people who don't know anything about computers won't understand this, and if photographers go buy this thinking its apple, pros use apple stuff so it must be the right choice, are getting royally screwed over.

Geeks like us can laugh at apples crummy stuff, but ordinary punters will be getting ripped not knowing the difference.

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DD_nVidia wrote:
Geeks like us can laugh at apples crummy stuff, but ordinary punters will be getting ripped not knowing the difference.
Dont start the war again, just lets be happy with what we have..














Once you go mac you wont go back :wink:

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OR happy with what we dont have in this case - :lol:

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Macs are very nice.


I just read this article, for those who might be interested check it out.


New "MacBook Pro lineup offers the best displays for photographers"

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_ ... sr=hotnews
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goldengloves wrote:
Macs are very nice.


I just read this article, for those who might be interested check it out.


New "MacBook Pro lineup offers the best displays for photographers"

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_ ... sr=hotnews


Did you read the article linked in the first post?

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