This post was published in January 2010, so the information in the post or about me in the sidebar may no longer be correct.



I recently got a 23" Samsung monitor, my first LED-backlit display. I hadn’t noticed there being a big difference before, but my MacBook display now looks dim and hard to read.


By Farhan Mannan on 10 January 2010 at 14:00:

Wow, you’re right. Crazy. BTW, what are those coloured squares (between “Samsung LED-backlit monitor” and “Macbook CCFL-backlit display”, under the respective pictures)?

By Vanderdecken on 10 January 2010 at 14:35:

Those are magnified portions of a block of white being displayed on each screen, so you can see the pixel structure and uniform brightness.

By Farhan Mannan on 10 January 2010 at 14:37:

Ooh. Thanks.

By zethraeus on 13 January 2010 at 13:14:

is there a clear colour difference or is it just white balance in the photographs?

By Alex Muller on 13 January 2010 at 17:04:

When they’re next to each other in a dark room I can easily tell the which has the yellow tint; if I recall correctly (and am not an idiot) I white balanced properly before taking these.

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