The Samsung display, model number LTN154MT07, has an LED-backlight and is the same one as used in the current MacBook Pro’s predecessor from 2010. This has been confirmed by some users of the glossy-screen model. The maximum screen brightness of 302 cd/mÂ² and average of 288 cd/mÂ² make this display rank in among the best of them. In terms of sharpness, color crispness and contrast, the picture appears excellent, by no means worse than the glossy version.
Excellent, but like almost all LCDs used in notebooks, viewing angles on the LTN154MT07 need to be improved. I’ve been holding my breath a good long time for an IPS equipped MacBook. I hope it’s coming soon.