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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:10 AM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:54 AM
On newer laptops, the built-in display will show completely wrong colors. It's normal for any laptop new enough to have an LED backlit display. I don't know why or if there is any way to make it look any better. I guess you could find some display calibration tool to try to correct the colors. If anyone has managed to make a laptop display look correct, I'd like to know how as well.
If you do have an extended desktop, you should be able to change the resolution of each display independently. Make sure "Extend these displays" is selected in the "Multiple displays" menu in the screen resolution settings. Click on the second display at the top of the Screen Resolution window, and then you should be able to select the correct resolution.
Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:34 PM
Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:25 PM
Different brand screens are ALWAYS going to look slightly different, you can spend hours adjusting both and still be quite different, I would say just live with it, its near impossible to get them the same
Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:05 PM
Ya it depends on the monitor. See if there is a setting to select cool, warm, or standard colors. You can try to mess around with the tint too. For the other question, it is also possible that the graphics card on that computer may not be able to support that particular resolution. I find it a lot harder to setup an external display the right way you want it to a laptop than setting up multiple displays for a desktop.
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:32 PM
I don't think you would want to adjust the colors on the monitor to match the laptop display. The display on my laptop looks so bad and has such a low resolution (1366x768) that I have a second monitor connected, and I use that monitor almost exclusively. The only time I actually use the laptop's display is when I have no access to a monitor.
In case you've never seen a newer laptop display, they have way too much blue and very little contrast. They've all been that way since laptop manufacturers switched to glossy LED-backlit displays. I can't understand why. The same companies that make laptop LCD panels have no problem making panels for monitors, TVs, and mobile devices using the same LED backlight.
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