New member/new to me M6800

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by KrisinCT, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. KrisinCT

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    Hello all, kept coming across this forum so I decided to join. Semi Pro wildlife photographer that purchased a M6800 to use as a backup to my desktop for Photo editing. Picked up a 4910MQ that benchmarks really fast and love the machine as far as speed. 32gb ram, K3100m, everything looks good except for 1 major concern....

    The display is horrid. I couldn't even come remotely close to calibrating it using xrite i1 display profiler. Really strange colors.. I downloaded DisplayCal and used that for calibration and the colors are acceptable now, but still getting very blotchy gradients... Adobe coverage was low 50%. There is also a good amount of back light bleed around the edges. Is this typical of the matte 1920x1080 FHD display? I was using an M6500 with 1920x1200 (non premier color) and the display was far superior.

    DisplayCal reports the panel is a HDKPV-173HGE.

    I purchased it from a company so I can return it if needed. Is there anything I'm missing?
     
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    Thanks for the link. I have something else going on and not sure if it's a faulty screen or a bad video card. When I plugged in an external screen, the laptop screen looked normal, but very dark. Think I will have to return it unfortunately, which really sucks because it checks all the needs on my list..
     
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    Not that anyone cares, but I sort of figured out that my i1 profiler is corrupting the profile. Reinstalled windows on the SSD and display looked ok. Tried DisplayCal again and the looked bad again and showed strange colors on the gradient test at lagom. Deleted profile and just did the windows calibration and banding is gone...
     
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