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What is the MacBookPro LED light for?

Asked by dreamwolf (3152points) August 30th, 2011

Obviously, it can help out with night time typing. However, on the Apple website, they pitch the LED light like it is so much more.

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The monitor also uses LED backlighting. That is actually a pretty big selling point. Maybe you are mixing the two up.

dreamwolf's avatar

@johnpowell Oh yes, okay actually I am. Can you explain how that helps out? I also notice it underneath the keyboard. However, with the LED lighting, it still has more battery life than my old white MacBook. :)

jrpowell's avatar

Using a LED for backlighting the screen saves a lot of battery life while allowing the screen to be thinner and produces brighter colors.

Here is the two monitors on my desk. Older non-led on the left and LED on the right.

dreamwolf's avatar

@johnpowell Ahh I see! Thank you so much.

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