One of the great innovations that the new MacBook Pro provide are their screens with miniLEDs. Many users are concerned about the problems that iPad Pro that share this technology are presenting on these screens. A problem that occurs with certain dark color spaces that result in a kind of annoying glare. However, it seems that that problem could not occur on the screens of the MacBook Pro.
The new MacBook Pros and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro feature mini-LED technology, which uses dimming zones. These local dimming zones allow specific areas of the screen to be completely darkened when not needed, resulting in richer blacks and greater energy efficiency. Unlike traditional displays, which control individual pixels, screens with dimming zones control separate zones instead of individual pixels.
That glow is usually only noticeable when viewing black content or text and when viewed from the side. Apple has addressed the phenomenon in the past by saying that the iPad Pro’s screen is designed to minimize its visibility. Since the new MacBook Pros, announced last week, include the same mini-LED technology, many users have been concerned about whether the same could happen on a device as new as this one.
Brian Tong noted in his review of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max that while that flare is still present on new displays, it is only visible with “deep black backgrounds and bright white text or a contrasting white logo.” Furthermore, Tong warned that the effect is exaggerated when shot with a camera and much less obvious when viewed with the naked eye.
Some private users are also agreeing with this theory and checking that the problem happens imperceptibly or does not look like it will happen on new computers
The XDR Display on the MacBook Pro has noticeably less blooming than iPad Pro, almost impeceptible really.
– Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) October 27, 2021