MacBook Pro backlight comparison: LED vs CCFL

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Turns out our local zombie-infested Apple store was already stocking yesterday’s new Santa Rosa-based LED-backlit MacBook Pro — and so naturally we had to do our own wholly unscientific comparison. Now, for starters, please note: all side-by-sides were taken with an 8 month old 2nd gen MacBook Pro with CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent tube) backlight and matte display on the LEFT, and the 3rd gen MBP with LED backlight and matte screen on the right. Apple told us the difference would be imperceptible — was it? Check out the pics, and read on for some thoughts.

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