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Add a comment. Sorted by: Reset to default. Highest score default Date modified newest first Date created oldest first. I do not own this product but I have been considering it. Improve this answer. Wes Sayeed Wes Sayeed 1 1 gold badge 5 5 silver badges 15 15 bronze badges. To say nothing of the fact that Henge Docks are aimed at people who come and go a lot and I'm aiming to leave my rMBP in place most of the time. Thanks for the tip though.
Ya I didn't see the price until after I posted. That's pretty steep. Also I don't know how the dock secures the laptop. One would assume that with the Kensington lock in place it would not allow undocking. But maybe the lock slot is just to keep people from stealing the dock and not the laptop? I have this problem where I apply stupid things like logic to situations where none is warranted :- — Wes Sayeed.
With the Henge Dock being a low volume part vs Dell selling docks with a large fraction of it's Latitude laptops I can't call it unreasonably expensive. If it saves more than a few minutes fumbling with something else it'd still pay for itself within a year; never mind the several years you'll probably be using that laptop.
WesSayeed my guess would be that the thing that makes this expensive is the motorized? Plus, it's not portable. Show 1 more comment. TomKidd yes - the cost issue seems a red herring. Take the replacement cost of a dozen Macs and factor in your business deductible for loss. One nice security camera system would likely be cheaper than half measures.
Clear video evidence of casual theft protects far more than just a few metal boxes. Can you say "scratches? There is currently no good solution. The wedge and screw replacements are easily defeated. Mitigation and deterrence instead of prevention Locks make it harder would-be thief to take your stuff, but it is not the only way to reduce theft-related risks.
Peteris Peteris 99 2 2 bronze badges. It's for a docking station that happens to have a lock as one of its features. Although you're right about deterrence. I once had my car broken into. I had a bunch of laptops in there, but the thief only took one of them -- the only one that did not have a property tag and a "police trackable" sticker on it. I never knew how well those things worked until then. You can't "mitigate" crack addicts stealing your laptop on CalTrain.
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Apple also does a decent job with the DCI-P3 mode if you need to create video content in that color space, nailing the green-tinted white point and delivering decent gamma except for one flaw in the low gamma range. There is a downside to these modes, and that's locked brightness. However that limits the usefulness of these modes for viewing content, where the mastering brightness level is less relevant and your ambient conditions are more important.
I'd like to see a brightness override toggle, so that each of these modes is still useful for mastering, but can also deliver the best accuracy for watching other content. That would improve the versatility of the display and give you the ability to fine tune accuracy beyond the already very good default mode. Brightness and Contrast In the regular Apple Display mode for viewing SDR content, I measured peak brightness at around nits, with a variable black level.
Bizarrely, the MacBook Pro appears to change its black level limit in the SDR mode depending on the ambient light conditions, even with True Tone disabled. In a lit room, the black level was capped to 0. However when testing in a dark room, which is how we normally test, the black level halved to around 0. This could be consistently replicated by covering or uncovering the camera and sensors in the notch. I honestly have no idea why Apple would control the display in this way, it's a pretty minor change all things considered, so it must be beneficial to something, but we have no idea on that one.
There are so many zones here that it's unlikely you'll spot much blooming in practice, I found it negligible for SDR use even in tricky desktop apps with harsh edges between light and dark areas. The dimming algorithm is tweaked nicely to avoid this situation and there are simply more than enough zones to prevent lingering issues. This sort of attention to detail is what I'd love to see more in the standalone monitor space, along with higher zone counts, of course. In the HDR mode, brightness is extremely impressive.
There's no major difference between sustained and peak brightness, so there's no automatic brightness limiter that activates after a short period to dim the screen in intensely bright scenes. That's impressive, although it does come with a corresponding increase to power consumption, so running the display at over nits all the time isn't advisable on battery.
When displaying HDR content, the mini-LED backlight will, at times, fully switch off to display black, delivering an effectively infinite contrast ratio. That's the best case performance you'll see. In more tricky conditions, such as a checkerboard test or measuring light and dark areas close together, I measured a contrast ratio of slightly over 50, This is right where you'd want performance to be for HDR content, contrast ratios of 50, worst case and up to 1,, or greater in other situations.
Apple are meeting all the recommendations for performance that I've heard when speaking to HDR, calibration and mastering experts. This performance also destroys basically any other LCD based monitor I've looked at before. On the standalone monitor side, it's virtually unheard of right now to see LCD zone counts higher than a couple of thousand. This limits worse case contrast to around 12, in the case of the 2,zone Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 with VA technology, or just 4, in a checkerboard test.
Apple choosing to use x the zone count massively improves the achievable contrast ratio in tricky situations and I'd say this amount of zones - and the density of zones - is what is required as a minimum for the best HDR experience with an LCD panel.
Even Apple's own ridiculously overpriced Pro Display XDR doesn't compare as it has a paltry zone backlight and it was criticized at launch for poor blooming compared to professional level HDR mastering displays. When actually viewing HDR content, the level of blooming is pretty minimal, even in tricky conditions like viewing Christmas lights or starfields.
However it's not completely free of blooming, and the halo-like glow effect can be visible in some conditions if you look for it. Besides this one complaint though the HDR experience is excellent, especially for a laptop. While it's nice to see Apple upgrade the refresh rate to Hz compared to the 60Hz they were using previously, the display being used here doesn't have the appropriate level of response times to keep up with that Hz refresh rate.
The panel is actually very, very slow, which is a disappointment. I was hoping to provide a full breakdown of motion performance using the standard graphs we use for monitor reviews In a full black to full white transition, gamma corrected as per our current test methodology, the MacBook Pro's display is exceptionally slow, taking nearly ms to complete this rise.
The real transition time is more like 35ms, so less than half that of the rise time, but far slower than most other LCDs out there. The best laptop grade OLED panels can perform these transitions in under 2ms with the same test conditions, making them an order of magnitude faster.
I tested a few more transitions of varying degrees and typically the MacBook Pro would fall between 20 and 40ms, though luckily there is no overshoot to speak of. When viewing UFO test results, you can see the product of these horrific response times: a substantial blur trail behind moving objects.
Even though the panel can feel somewhat smooth to use because it has a moderate refresh rate of Hz, the actual clarity in motion is terrible and this impacts the usefulness of the higher refresh rate. You'll see here that even though the MacBook Pro's display is twice as fast in refresh rate, the extremely slow response behavior limits motion clarity to more like a 60Hz monitor or worse.
The level of smearing is insane and I'm not sure how a modern LCD could end up this slow, Apple really should have experimented with some sort of overdrive. Now, all Apple fans are probably sitting here annoyed that I'm criticizing the display for motion performance because the MacBook Pro isn't a gaming laptop. And they're right, it's not a gaming laptop. But motion performance is relevant beyond gaming, it impacts things as basic as scrolling through websites or even watching videos.
Fast moving video content like sports is affected due to slow transition times, and scrolling through text can show really bad ghosting trails, especially with white text on a black background. But really anything on this display that moves, especially stuff that moves fast, can quickly become a blur fest. It has perfect P3 color gamut coverage and outstanding factory calibration, with particular attention to detail paid to multiple color specifications for mastering.
Apple provides many different profiles that are all above average to great in terms of accuracy, and this should provide peace of mind that if they are using this display in one of those color spaces, everything is looking correct as it should.
A mini-LED backlight zone count of 10, is the star of the show in this respect, significantly reducing blooming compared to other LCD-based HDR monitors, and providing exceptionally high brightness. The level of performance is good enough for both enthusiast level mastering and HDR playback, so the MacBook Pro is a great device for video editing on the go when you also factor in its overall performance.
A few nitpicks aside, the major downside to the display is motion performance. This display is exceptionally slow even for an LCD, despite packing a Hz refresh rate. This affects areas including web browsing and any work with text as you scroll through content, and blur trails can be visible across a wide range of use cases, not just gaming. It's not bad enough to negate the benefits you get elsewhere, but Apple needs to put a lot of work into optimizing how quickly their panels transition.
I also feel the lack of HDMI 2. Now comes the ultimate question: is this the best laptop display ever, as Apple claims it is?