Friday, May 18, 2007

Apple MacBook (&Pro) Screens Subject Of Lawsuit

* picture courtesy of ENgadget

As reported by Engadget:

"... a San Diego filing by private citizens Fred Greaves and Dave Gatley calls for a class-action lawsuit, accusing [Apple] of deceptive advertising with regard to the displays on its MacBook and MacBook Pro machines -- specifically alleging Apple's screens aren't nearly as good as they were advertised to be. Citing observances that MacBook (Pro) displays are too often "grainy" and "sparkly", that Apple uses dithering to achieve higher color depths than is feasible for the equipment, and that apparently customers seeking repair or replacement were rebuffed, even "chastised" by rogue Geniuses, telling users they are "too picky about... the quality of the display."

"grainy" & "sparkly" - why didn't they just file the suit with the terms "Snap, Crackle, Pop"? Or "Dopey", "Sneezey", & "Grumpy"?

[UPDATE] I'm trying to follow a several stories around the internet claiming that MacBook displays are 6 bit rather than 8 bit - one capable of displaying thousands of colors - the other millions. It's very odd that this story would JUST NOW come out - right as this lawsuit is filed - yet have [quoting with two fingers in the air]NO RELATION[/quoting with two fingers in the air] to the lawsuit.


Paul Douglas said...

That suit holds no water. The meaning of quality screens is entirely subjective

FYT said...


Just as Gateway calls their laptops "eye-catching".

I also would beg to diifer that everything "looks" better on any Mac OS X screen vs a PC Windows XP screen.