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Macbook Pro 13"

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  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    Oct 20, 2008 1:23 AM (in response to Network 23)
    Perhaps technically speaking, but even after calibrating my MacBook's display to get the richest colors I found that the brightness can wash out the colors, moreso than my old PowerBook which seems to have even colors to me. Perhaps this is just because I'm used to the old one.
    PowerMac G5 dual 2.5GHz, PowerBook G4 1GHz DVI, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Computers are....yummeh!
  • MarcGarner68 Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2008 1:39 AM (in response to Network 23)
    Network 23

    Thanks, that is a useful point. Now you mention it, one of the annoying things about my 12" PB is that when I'm out in daylight it can be difficult sometimes to see the screen.

    If as you say an LED screen is that much brighter, then maybe the step up to MacBook would suite my needs.

    I also do photo retouching -but rarely on the move. I wonder if there are other features that in the minds of users in this thread would turn the 13" MB into a 13" MBP. I've heard about the firewire - anything else? I assume there isn't enough space inside a MB for the same Graphics chips as in the 15" MBP?

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    PowerBook G4 12", Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • MarcGarner68 Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2008 2:09 AM (in response to ribos)
    Hi Guys,

    Just saw this in another thread, this guy is a pro editor and using the new MacBook - interesting.

    http://vimeo.com/1996939
    PowerBook G4 12", Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,510 points)
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    Oct 20, 2008 10:50 AM (in response to Topher Kessler)
    Topher Kessler wrote:
    Perhaps technically speaking, but even after calibrating my MacBook's display to get the richest colors I found that the brightness can wash out the colors, moreso than my old PowerBook which seems to have even colors to me. Perhaps this is just because I'm used to the old one.


    How did you calibrate it? Washed out colors can be a symptom of an inappropriately high target luminance value (no black). Or try calibrating to gamma 2.2 instead of the factory 1.8 which doesn't match the rest of the world and I think is too light.
    Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), PowerBook G4 15" Al, PowerBook G3 FireWire, PowerCenter Pro, PowerBook 160
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)
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    Oct 20, 2008 12:25 PM (in response to ribos)
    well, I'm gonna wait six months (for) the next Macbook update... and hope (for) an Apple solution.



    The old MacBook Pro shipped without FireWire 800 for a short while before it was added back.

    FireWire is a "MUST HAVE".

    Thousands of computer peripherals use Firewire, with more coming out all the time.
  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    Oct 20, 2008 8:52 PM (in response to Network 23)
    I used 2.2 for the gamma, and matched up all the colors and intensitites in the steps for calibrating. It's not so much a problem, but more of an observation. The screen is viewable, but definitely brighter and less rich than my PowerBook G4.
    PowerMac G5 dual 2.5GHz, PowerBook G4 1GHz DVI, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Computers are....yummeh!
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