Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 9:28 PM (in response to timelover)
Yes, barring better pictures, there appears to be an inverted triangular defect in the screen.
Rather than "defect" specifically, its a discrepancy in the diffraction of the matting on the LCD, however the "look" is still the issue at hand which is your concern.
Lacking better pictures I presume its pronounced and visible at all angles? If so, then defect. Would make a service call for replacement/ diagnosis with Apple.
Since you just got it, its a rather large blotch, and service is there to help you with such an issue.
It isnt a coating however, there is no glass there as the matting, it's just normal, a non-glossy LCD screen.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 11:09 PM (in response to PlotinusVeritas)
Ok it's not a defect as you said but it should be still replaceable right? I mean, a discrepancy in the diffraction is definitely serious business!
And regarding the visibility, when looking straight to the screen, I can tell it's there, although one would probably not see at first sight (which happened to me in the first days). Now when you start looking from different angles, which I do since I work with images, you can see it, sure.
Also, do you think I could end up with a worse screen? I mean, are these common?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 11:36 PM (in response to timelover)
Yes certainly. I was not trying to downplay the irritation of that mark obviously on a new macbook that is unacceptable to you.
Call Apple about a genius appt. for evaluation and / replacement.
I graduated from photography school so I know how important a clear screen is for your photo editing I assure you.
Honestly yours is the first matte screen I have encountered with such a mark, namely that size. Common no certainly not, you've no worries of a worse screen Apple cust. service is #1 for a reason.
peace and goodnight to you. ~*
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to PlotinusVeritas)
Guys, just one more thing:
You dont think that there will be any major risks in replacing the screen, like would it be more prone to having dead pixels or calibration issues?
Even if it's replaced by a technician?