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    Hi all,

    I have a question that have been bugging me for a while.
    If I have just bought a brand new laptop, do I need to calibrate it?
    If not neccessary, when do I begin to calibrate my laptop monitor?

    Sorry if it sounded like a stupid question, I'm a newbie to this calibration thing.
    Please give me some advice.
    Thanks !!!

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    Which brand of laptop and model did you buy? Some laptop monitor cannot be calibrated.

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    What about IBM thinkpad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgfriend
    What about IBM thinkpad?
    Can you adjust the RGB channels your Thinkpad's monitor?

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    I did get the IBM Thinkpad.
    Yeah, I know it's not 'the' laptop for CSing, but I got it cos of reliablilty.
    Hmmm .... not sure where to adjust the RGB channels....
    Anybody has any ideas ???
    Please teach me ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyfoot17
    I did get the IBM Thinkpad.
    Yeah, I know it's not 'the' laptop for CSing, but I got it cos of reliablilty.
    Hmmm .... not sure where to adjust the RGB channels....
    Anybody has any ideas ???
    Please teach me ...
    right click > graphics options > graphics properties > colour.

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    Wow ...

    Thank You, scud ...
    At least there's a kind soul out there who is willing to help a newbie like me ...

    My question still stands:
    Do I still need to calibrate my new laptop monitor ?
    Or does it mean that if the RGB colours are adjusted, I don't have to calibrate my monitor anymore ?

    Somebody kind enuf to help a newbie .... ?

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    If you want to, it doesn't hurt to calibrate, I did my Acer last time, and now I'm doing it for my powerbook

    Calibration is on going, regular calibration is necessary.

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    the thing about laptops is that coz of its portability u dun always view it at the exact same viewing angle.... also coz of lighting conditions....

    ambient lighting conditions of different places would also affect your calibration if i am not mistaken....

    up to u to decide man...
    i calibrate mine though hahaha

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    i don't think you need to manually adjust the RGB channels if you use an external calibrator. If you trust your eyes, you can use QuickGamma, a software based calibrator.

    I have used QuickGamma and the iOne spider, there wasn't significant difference between the 2. The other gripe with QuickGamma is that it take more attention from you during calibration while the iOne is automatic.
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    What are some brands/models of cheap calibration device you can get? And where to buy it in SG?

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    Thank you espn, Witness and yanyewkay for your kind advice ...
    Think I will calibrate it, just to be on the safe side ...
    Is the iOne spider a good device ?
    Cos I kinda see it being sold most frequently ...

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