Waiting for my third surface...

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by Ozozuz, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Ozozuz

    Ozozuz Member

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    Yeah, my experience so far has been short and terrible.
    I preorder the first surface and after 48H i realized how yellow the screen was, really, browsing around yellow pages is very annoying .
    http://imgur.com/d6rde0g
    After around 10 days i recived my second surface, i was a little worried before opening it, and i was right.
    This time HALF of the screen has a very strong yellow tint and the screen bleeding is awful.
    JUST LOOK ! :CCCC
    http://imgur.com/Bm5PQ4k
    I preordered the surface before the release and use it for not more than a few hours :C


    #Sad
     
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    kundas1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    wow that sucks, lets hope 3rd time is a charm!
     
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    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah hope the next time goes better for you...
     
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    Unbelievable Misfortune :(
     
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    That's too bad. At least they're exchanging it. That last one looks like someone over did the brightness.

    Might also be a good test case for - don't buy something like this without trying it out LIVE.

    Bought mine at a Microsoft Retail, had them set it up (as they offered) and everything has been running GREAT!

    Don't have ANY of the problems others report.

    I can ONLY assume you don't live near a retail store.

    Good luck. I hope everything turns out well on the next one.
     
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    I'll tell you, yellowish screens are the bane of every tablet (and some smartphones) I've purchased. I went through four iPad 3s before getting one without a yellow tint (what I'd call "dingy"), numerous ASUS Transformer 201s, Nexus 7's, Nexus 10's, Toshiba Excites, etc. (yes, I've gone through a few tablets). And, I sent back a replacement that I received for this SP3, for the yellow hazy line, which had a very distinct yellow tint.

    I think it's something about IPS screens that just have really wide variability in terms of color temp (if that's what it is, and I'm not 100% convinced it is). Even AMOLED screens can have it, though--I had a headphone jack issue with my Lumia 925, and the replacement I received had much more natural whites. Although the Lumias are nice because they have a utility for adjusting color temp that works pretty well...

    Personally, I hate that yellowish tint. It really detracts from the enjoyment of the device, especially if you go back and forth between devices like I do. The screen on my Dell Venue 8 Pro is pretty decent, but I've seen ones in stores that aren't nearly as good. Really, it's a hot mess in my opinion, which most people don't notice because they don't ever compare their devices next to others.
     
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    We do not have Microsoft store here in Italy :C, so every time i have to cross my finghers and buy it online.
    One more reason to move out from this country.
     
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    The second one is not normal, but the first one is normal. Some IPS have warm or cool display, it's quite hard to get a mid or perfect display. I have the warm, similar to yours, I have calibrated mine via Windows display calibrator and it's a lot better, no more yellow display. If your next SP3 has a warm yellow-ish display hit me up and I'll upload the calibrated file I have.
     
  9. Ozozuz

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    I'll remember that, thank you !
     
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    All IPS panels experience some light bleed and the more flexible the screen, the worse it gets but dude, that is the WORST light bleed I have ever seen. I feel for you.

    Sometimes you just have bad luck.
     
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    Yeah, i just home that the next one will be ok :C
     

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