LED backlighting is touted as a breakthrough flat panel display technology, owing to its promise of a wider colour gamut, more even screen illumination, longer display life and greater power efficiency. Plus, unlike the Cold Cathode Fluorescent (CCFL) illumination found in most flat panels today, LED is mercury-free. This all sounds good, but does it translate to Apple's newest MacBook Pro 15 inch - which is the first laptop of its size to incorporate an LED backlight - being better than previous Apple laptops for the viewing and editing of pictures?

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