Light Bleed in IPS Panels
Posted by on 12 March 2015 06:11 PM
There are some good advantages in using IPS-style panels over TN:
  • Much wider viewing angles.
  • More vivid colours.

There are a couple of downsides to IPS panels, the most obvious being light-bleed.  The best description of this is here (From Amazon): 

"IPS (In-Plane-Switching) is a new technology for LCD displays that offers users wider viewing angles and bolder colors by allowing more light to pass through the panel. As a result, IPS panels can exhibit a slight glow around the edges and corners (also known as light bleed), which is entirely normal."


If you feel that your panel has excessive light-bleed please let us know and we can see if we are able to replace it under warranty.  We will require you to send photos of the screen to us - please don't just take photographs with the screen brightness on full in a dark room - this will show the areas where the bleed is worse, but it doesn't represent it in a normal use situation.  Please send a couple of pictures, in a room with the lights on, in a room with the lights off, at 100% brightness, and at around 80% brightness.


If you believe that the light-bleed is excessive and you are within 14 days of receiving the laptop we can exchange it for a replacement panel (please note that effectively all IPS panels have light-bleed).

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