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Laptop Picture Looks "Better" Than Desktop

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December 11, 2012 3:38:16 AM

I've been an avid PC gamer for years now, usually playing on my desktop. Recently, after dual-booting my Macbook Pro, I started using it for gaming when I would be away from my desktop (on vacation or away from my dorm).

So I started noticing that the display on my laptop actually looks better and more fluid when compared to my desktop. It's a little bit hard for me to describe, which is why I haven't really been able to look up anything. I don't exactly know what to look for.

Monitor of PC - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics Card of PC - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Macbook - http://support.apple.com/kb/SP646

As far as I know, my desktop should outperform my laptop on every level. And it does in that games can be played effectively on higher settings. However, when I play on my laptop, the biggest thing I notice is that character movement (really in any game) seems more defined and "realistic" I guess. It just looks better. The character movement seems to be displayed better and in more detail. I guess the best way to describe it is that it seems more High Def?

I don't really know. It's hard to describe. Maybe I just don't know as much about computers as I thought.

Anyone who can figure out what I'm talking about and can explain to me what is happening, your knowledge would be much appreciated and will help settle my thoughts.

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December 11, 2012 3:44:07 AM

That Acer is a rubbish consumer level monitor whereas the panel in the MacBook is actually pretty nice with great colors and contrast.
If you want a better viewing experience get a proper good quality monitor to go with your old but still really good performing GTX 460 video card.
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December 11, 2012 3:47:30 AM

Tom Burnqest said:
That Acer is a rubbish consumer level monitor whereas the panel in the MacBook is actually pretty nice with great colors and contrast.
If you want a better viewing experience get a proper good quality monitor to go with your old but still really good performing GTX 460 video card.


Alright thank you so much for the quick response. I figured the monitor might have been related to the problem but was not sure. Thanks again!

I guess /thread?

I'm new to the forums. Is there a way for me to close it or will a mod do it?
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December 11, 2012 4:29:52 AM

when u pick a best answer to this thread, it will close.
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December 11, 2012 4:47:11 AM

One thing is, monitor need to be calibrated for better image....

the monitor that had been calibrated from factory is usually more expensive...

try calibrate them....

also as Tom Burnqest said, acer not well know for it's image clarity (they are cheap thought...:D )

Samsung, Dell, is the best and Lg is okay IMO (but it also will depends on the model)
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December 11, 2012 5:00:34 AM

Best answer selected by sumphatguy.
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