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    Lasha
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    PowerBook Display is Sucky?
    Why is the PowerBook display too bright? I mean, I know you can control the brightness of the screen, but not that. I'm talking about like the contrast and stuff. When I go to apple.com, and click on the iMac, it shows an iMac GIF showing how you can change the angle and stuff (to the left under the main stuff). That barely even shows on the screen no matter what I tried to do! I messed with the color profiles and etc! Does the PowerBook display just suck?

  2. #2
    iSheep
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    The PowerBook display is the clearest monitor I've ever owned and produces colours wonderfully.

    Run the Color Profile assistant, you can change pretty much anything. What are you comparing it too?

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    m1k
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    Nope, the PowerBook display is better than pretty much any display I've ever used. If you just tilt it up/down, you may be able to fix it. The PB's display should be perfectly calibrated, so it may just be the angle that you're looking at the monitor at.

    Good luck!

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    Lasha
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    It's definitely not the angle. I looked at it from EVERY viewable angle imaginable. lol

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    I'm inclined to agree. My Powerbook display is much brighter and clearer than any other LCD I've used...and it looks perfect no matter what I'm viewing.
    Roger Michaels
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    Lasha
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    Okay. I just went to CompUSA again today and this time, I tried on the 12inch PowerBook. It looked a lot better than of the 17inch. I guess it's the model that's messed up. This makes me feel so much better!

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    SamR
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    I personally love the display on my powerbook. I've had it for 3 months now and it's the best screen I've ever seen. I especially love the 'font smoothing' feature, when I use a windows computer (especially my friend's Dell) the screen is so harsh and looks horrible IMO.

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    ditto same here for me.. love my powerbook screen and only get compliments when people see it

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    Cloudane
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    Apparently the previous 12" powerbook models had not the greatest display ever (same as the old ibook), from what I was reading. And this was fixed with the latest models that came out a few months ago.

    Mine is perfect, the most clear display I've ever seen. Period.

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    heyclement
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamR
    I personally love the display on my powerbook. I've had it for 3 months now and it's the best screen I've ever seen. I especially love the 'font smoothing' feature, when I use a windows computer (especially my friend's Dell) the screen is so harsh and looks horrible IMO.
    well, just to let you know. they do have the "font smoothing" feature in windows too. :p

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    prozach1576
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    The only screens I've seen that top my PB's are the Apple Cinema Displays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasha
    Okay. I just went to CompUSA again today and this time, I tried on the 12inch PowerBook. It looked a lot better than of the 17inch. I guess it's the model that's messed up. This makes me feel so much better!
    You must have a messed up 17 inch becouse mine is perfect. It looks better then all of the models. (in my opinion) You should calibrate your monitor.
    -Chapman Film School: Class of 2012-

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    Osiris22x's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by firsteggprez
    You must have a messed up 17 inch becouse mine is perfect. It looks better then all of the models. (in my opinion) You should calibrate your monitor.
    LOL...of course your 17 looks better than all the rest...because it's yours. Realistically, all size PB screens look the same...I've compared them in the store. They're simply amazing LCDs.
    Roger Michaels
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris22x
    LOL...of course your 17 looks better than all the rest...because it's yours. Realistically, all size PB screens look the same...I've compared them in the store. They're simply amazing LCDs.
    Ya... They really are but i think it looks "nicer" :mac: I love it... the first time i saw one i drooled... well not really but ya.
    -Chapman Film School: Class of 2012-

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    i dont have no mac's
    i wish i have your problem, my display is quite dark at all angles and color settings

    -chris

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