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  • BMW M3 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    i picked up a 15" rMBP today (5th one, all previous 4 were returned w/ numerous issues).

     

    this one:

     

    - Feb 2014 build

    - LG Screen (A019)

    - seems anything lower than 2 below max brightness is unacceptable

    - no creaking whatsoever, even if i try to re-create it, no creaking which is great

    - battery life is decent (4 hrs on 1/2 charge)

    - palm area is smooth, not rough like previous rMBPs

    - not as much keyboard flex as previous rMBPs

     

    i'm excited about this as it seems i finally got a decent one (no creaks, good battery life) however i'm bummed it's an LG screen.  i have to crank up the brightness to get it to a decent level. i'm also concerned about IR, but don't seem to have any so far (knock wood).

  • MacOSX10.6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The proof is in the pudding.

     

    I have the same screen model A019 and my 15" late 2013 is already 21 months old.

     

    This is further evidence  Apple has not updated the current screen models - as some have speculated here in this forum - unless an update will leave the numbering scheme intact.

  • BMW M3 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    how can your model be 21 months old?  late 2013 was only about 5-6 months ago.

     

    now you've got me a bit worried though.  i guess if i try to remember hard enough, this screen is not as sharp as a samsung one.  it's still sharp, but i guess i would call this LG screen a bit more 'dull' in a sense.  the text is sharp but now eye-popping sharp like a samsung screen.  unfortunately the 3 out of the 4 i got were samsung but had creaking cases, yellow screens, and hardware problems.  the LG one, from a best buy, had fantastic battery life but the screen was not that sharp nor bright.

     

    this LG is quite uniform though.  just wish it was crystal sharp like the samsung one (albeit yellowish).

     

    oh well, i've got 13 days left on return policy

  • MacOSX10.6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    21 weeks.

  • SonGuko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    the big question is whether there are "good" screens at all atm. as far as i can follow ppl never realy posted a screen model which is free from all problems or did i miss something?

  • MacOSX10.6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know. All I can say is I haven't seen any IR or yellow tinting woes on my 15" A019 model. But I am not very sensitive to this kind of things. Although I think there is a problem with  a slight backlight bleeding on my screen.

     

    My brother owns the 13" A021 model and hasn't seen any IR or yellow tints either. However, his model suffers from the frequent trackpad freeze which Apple never addressed (the EFI update is a joke and did absolutely nothing). He is a teacher and when his model freezes during lessons it will leave students not with the best of impression of Apple products.

     

    My model shows some minor signs of creaking as you know it from brittle wood. But it does not reallty bother me or impact in any way on my workflow.

  • BMW M3 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Don't see any IR on this after 2 days of use.  However I'm noticing that during the daytime, even at full brightness, the screen is a bit dim.  It's somewhat kindle-esque reading it seems - kinda on the grayish side instead of white on apple's page.

     

    The lighting is fairly uneven as well.  It's not uniformly white depending on where you place your head.  It guess this is what's called viewing angle?  You have to be dead center but off to the side then it's dramatically dimmer on the opposite end

  • Harli_Z Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought my MacBook 13in retina in December 2013. I have not noticed any IR, the whites are beautiful, the screen is bright, there are no exploding pixels. Overall, it looks amazing. My wife got a new 13inch retina through her work, it is perhaps only slightly dimmer than mine (you really have to look hard to notice it), and again no problems with hers either.

     

    I'm not sure what display my wife and I have, if anyone is interested let me know how to check it and I will post.

  • SonGuko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found some dents on the bottom so i returned it and now i hope for a problem free macbook ...

    Harli_z please have a look at Display/colors/open profile and then scroll all the way down to mma or how it is called. There you find the producer and the model.

    BTW does anyone with a late 2013 noticed that the keys are way loose then cMBP? When you shake the rMBP from left to right you can really here the rattling keys

  • Harli_Z Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, so the model of mine is A018 and the other is A020. For manufacturer it says 00000610. Hope this helps anyone who is trying to decide on a purchase.

     

    Also, I don't notice any key rattling on mine, but the other one does rattle a tiny bit if shaken. Keys feel steady when typing though.

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I want to report a new type of image retention. This seems to be different than the usual form of image retention reported by others. I will demonstrate it in 3 photographs below.

     

    In photograph 1, I used a graphics editor to display the text "HELLO!" and I left it in the bottom left corner for several minutes.

     

    In photograph 2, I switched to Safari and went to a Web site with a certain colour background that best shows the effect. You can see the same text "HELLO!" on the screen. This effect is best seen against a dark colour like dark blue or dark brown and difficult to see against full black or full white. I found it's best seen on the OS X Login screen.

     

    In photograph 3, you can see how it looks in the general case with no particular text left on the screen; it's like a sprinking of different coloured pixels

     

    Some more notes:

    — Display is LP154WT1-SJE, A019

    — Display has an overal yellow tint and I run it at 7000 K or 7500 K

    — Display has a yellow blotch in lower-left region

    — Display has a blue blotch in the lower-middle

    — Display doesn't exhibit the traditional image retention reported by others tested by showing a grid for 10 minutes

    — Machine is late-2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro with discrete graphics and is a replacement from a mid-2012 model which had its display replaced twice for other reasons

    — I haven't visited the Genius Bar yet for this problem; I've lost count how many times I've been to the Genius bar since my original purchase in July 2012

    — This effect only occurs in the lower-left corner

    — It seems to be getting worse over time

    — The effect goes away after several minutes

    — A traditional image retention grid test will show very faint squares in the lower-left quadrant of the display

     

     

     

     

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  • SonGuko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I got a new replacement. Clicking when i press on the right palm rest. Its because of the bottom cover pretty sure. Display is the same: A022. This time its a little brigther (325candela vz 310 candela). Keys seem to be still way lose then on my external keyboards or on my mbp 13" 2010.

    I can see pretty sure a gradient from blue on the top to a warmer white on the bottom. Less strange then on the last one but still not ok ...

    Not sure if i want another round of returning ...

     

    @Merch, how much does this effect every day usage?

     

     

    btw my first rMBP had bumps on the bottom ...

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    SonGuko wrote:

     

    @Merch, how much does this effect every day usage?

     

     

    The effect is minor since it only appears on certain colours and it's limited to the lower-left corner and it will fade away eventually. But I'm still going to try to get the display replaced at the Genius Bar in hopes of getting a display that isn't yellow tinted the way I remember my first display.

  • bacas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Read the last two pages after having kept up with this thread throughout the past year or so, and really disappointed there isn't a fix yet. I have a mid-2012 rMBP that has had IR issues since the very beginning. I'm apprehensive about taking it in to get it "fixed" because everything I've read since I bought it has led me to believe that it's hit or miss whether or not you'll get a screen that actually solves the problem, and of the ones that do solve it, they are not as bright.

     

    I'm an interface designer, so having this problem is affecting not only how I work, but the work itself if I'm not careful and wait a few seconds before ensuring the color I chose was correct.

     

    I have Applecare, but I don't know how much it matters at this point if the core problem hasn't been solved. Can anyone else that works with images/color speak to how their replacements have either been better or worse than their original IR screens? I love the whites I get on this thing, but am trying to weigh out whether or not that's worth continuing to have these IR problems for the rest of my machine's life or until they finally give us replacements that work, warranty or not.

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    bacas wrote:

     

    and of the ones that do solve it, they are not as bright.

     

    I'm an interface designer, so having this problem is affecting not only how I work, but the work itself if I'm not careful and wait a few seconds before ensuring the color I chose was correct.

     

     

    I think in general those with image retention got a replacement display that is yellow tinted and "not as bright" but generally without image retention. I'm curious what your opinion would be about these yellow-tinted displays as a designer. I hate them; the whites are very far from being white and it has an overal muddy quality. Would you be able to do your work with one of these yellowed displays?