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MacBook Pro 15" Grainy Matte Display

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Jayson Allyson1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Nov 7, 2006 6:30 AM
The matte display on my new MacBook Pro has a grainy look to it. It's very noticeable. I'm curious if this is a defect or if all MacBook Pro displays are like this. To better describe the look... it looks like someone took a screenshot and applied the noise filter to it. It also looks like as if there's a lot of dust on the screen. Please let me know if anyone else sees this because if it's not right, I need to return it and get a replacement. Thanks.
2.33GHz - 15" MacBook Pro - 2GB RAM - 256MB VRAM, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Joshua Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2006 6:32 AM (in response to Jayson Allyson1)
    Is your resolution maxed out?

    Try setting it to the max resolution...

    1440 x 900 in the Display preference and see if that helps?
    MacBook Pro C2D 15", Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Joshua Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Nov 7, 2006 6:44 AM (in response to Jayson Allyson1)
    hmm. that's annoying... are you near an apple store that you could bring it in to contrast and compare?

    i did struggle with which display to get and ended up w/ the matte one...
    MacBook Pro C2D 15", Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • zwarbo Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Nov 7, 2006 7:50 AM (in response to Jayson Allyson1)
    I have the new Macbook Pro 15" with matt screen.

    I am looking at my screen trying to see if I would class what I am looking at as grainy, & I am not sure.

    I can only say that my matt screen looks the same "grainy" if not better than my iMac 17" matt screen.

    If I turn up the brightness to full, its better.
    As this is all sounding a bit vague, as others suggest you are only going to get an idea if you compare against others in the Apple store. If it is the same then it must a "feature" of the matt screens.
    Macbook Pro 15/2.33, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • jimitha Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2006 8:23 PM (in response to Jayson Allyson1)
    All 15" matte AND glossy displays exhibited this exact problem in the Chicago store when I was there on November 5 to complain about this very issue. It is certainly not a "normal" thing for LCD displays to look like they're displaying a noise filter, except if by "normal" you mean "present in many C2D 15 inch screens". I guess if you send it back it's a crapshoot if you get a fixed display or not.

    At least I know I'm not crazy now--the Genius swore there was nothing wrong, totally normal, it was not an "emerging issue" and no complaints had been posted on the discussion boards.
  • jimitha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2006 8:25 PM (in response to Jayson Allyson1)
    Dude, that picture really hurts when you look at it on a display that already has this problem
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