Uneven LED Backlight

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I just bought a 13" Macbook and this is the 3rd one I had in the last month. Basically the first 2 were defective and I finally got one that turns on haha.

I noticed that when having a blank white document or screen open, the lower left corner is darker. It is not the angle cause I am looking dead on center both horizontally and vertically. I do not really mind uneven vertical viewing unevenness. It does bother me however when the brightness is uneven from left to right as I am reading words left to right and its dark at the beginning of the sentence, and darker at the end. Maybe I am OCD, but still, it is annoying. I took it back to Best Buy and they said it is within company specs and I would have to pay 15% restocking fee to replace it? Is this a common problem with the uneven backlight?
 
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Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
I'm sorry to hear that you've had such a bad run of luck, and pardon my bluntness, but **** Best Buy and make an appointment with Apple Genius counter at Apple to take it in.
Go in with a pleasant non confrontational attitude and I am certain that it will be taken care of.
I've had an uneven backlight for a bit over a year in that same part of the screen, but it evens out after a few minutes of warming up, and doesn't bother me, but a new Mac, you are within full right and covered under warranty to have this resolved!!!
 
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Even LED tvs can have uneven brightness, it's just the way the led brightness panels are laid out from behind. My mbp is kind of noticeable. If I want to make my self notice it, I just watch a movie with top and bottom borders, or display a black picture and increasing the brightness. It's not really a problem though, because this isn't the only led backlit device that does this. You can always take it to apple, bestbuy truly is a pain in the rear when it comes to returning things. You wouldn't take a mercedes to a wholesale dealer for service would you? That's how I see it. Good luck!
 

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I agree with Idrin - you're never going to get a perfectly balanced LCD display. In certain colors/lights, there will be a slight shift here and there. That's just the way it is.
 

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