"Promote your ideas on the MacBook Pros dazzling display. An aggressive ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor under the hood coupled with up to 256MB of GDDR3 SDRAM powers the mobile visual studio youve been waiting for. Retouch color, edit on location, video conference with colleagues: Do it all, anywhere.
MacBook Pro makes your ideas more enlightening, with a sharp, high-resolution screen. See blacker blacks, whiter whites, and many more colors in between on a brilliant 15.4-inch, 1440-by-900-pixel or 17-inch, 1680-by-1050-pixel digital display. Enjoy a nuanced view simply unavailable on other portables."
Exactly. It's about advertising. And theirs may well be false.
And how about some of those older 15 inch CRT monitors with viewable screens smaller than 14 inch monitors? It took a class action lawsuit back in 1995 to get monitor manufacturers to start being honest about the true viewable size of their displays. And I bet Apple fans back then were also saying the same "useless lawsuit", "damn lawyers" comments. But on the other hand, when Apple's lawyers sue someone, it's always "Hurray Apple! Go get em!"
Ding ding ding! Corporations exaggerate advertising all the time to the point of abuse, and Apple's track record is one of the worst. In fact, I'll go a step further...the computer industry in general is one of the worst.
as i'm sure it's been said, no professional is going to rely on the laptop screen for their final product. If you want a screen that produces perfect color, you'll have to go with a multi-thousand dollar flat panel or a $500+ CRT. I don't know what professionals use, but I'm sure ultra-thin laptop displays aren't it. I thought they would use CRTs anyway because of their superior color reproduction and contrast, as well as black reproduction.
Besides that, even if it does "trick" the user's eye into seeing millions of colors, it still appears to display millions of colors.
I think these guys are just taking Apple's usual marketing exaggeration the wrong way. And as it's been said, if one isn't satisfied with the color quality of the display, Apple's return policy is fine.
I'm sure the displays used on the Macbook/Pros are exactly the same as the ones used on other laptops.
So wait...you admit that Apple is advertising the MB as having a capability (professional editing) that it doesn't actually have..and yet this is just "exaggerating?"
And speaking of exaggerating, what other companies would you tolerate this from? Can a car manufacturer exaggerate mileage claims? (hmmm..do I recall...?) Can they exaggerate horsepower? How about them advertising a vehicle as having off road capability when it actually doesn't? Or, can a good manufacturer lie about how many calories their product has?
I'm far from an Apple Apologist... And I'm the first that calls them out when I feel they've done something wrong. You freaks on the other hand are far worse then I..... You want to crucify Apple for the fact that they use electricity... the same electricity that's used to kill convicted criminals in Texas.
Apple does NOT manufacture their own displays.... **NOR** do they deal in enough volume to dictate the use of shitty components in the manufacture of their displays to the true manufactures of said displays.
Are you living in such a fantasy land as to believe that Apple has input into the components that make up an LCD display? If so, more power to ya...
Uhh...yes. I am. Perhaps not the exact components, but with the millions they buy often under exclusive contract, you can bet your ass they know how they are made. Please. And don't tell me they don't buy enough either. I guess they don't buy enough RAM and NAND either.
Shhhh!!! Don't say stuff like this unless you want to get chased out here by the pitchfork and torch wielding fanboys!
Oh, and you forgot to mention the mooing/whining fans (cooling device not the users) and the discolored white Macbooks, two other issues Apple refused to acknowlege until negative publicity forced them to.
Oh and then there's the Mac "laptops" that get so hot you can't actually put them on your lap without wearing firefighter pants. In case that doesn't bother you, keep in mind that heat is the number one cause of component failure, so expect a lot of MBs, MBPs to start dying very soon.
I'm not posting this to troll. Apple makes beautiful products and a superior OS and I and am interested in getting a MB (l'm a long time Windows user). But they really need to be held accountable, something its rabid fanbase refuses to do, no matter how much crap they have to put up with.
True, but to be fair those are separate issues.