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    I just got the Surface Pro yesterday and REALLY like it. It is the device I have been waiting for. I write for a blog and did a full review here.

    I have quite a bit of backlight bleed on the lower right hand side of the screen. It's really not as bad as the backlight bleed I saw on the Samsung ATIV Pro or Sony Duo 11--but I was curious to see if others had it.

    By the way, you guys should definitely download this driver for the Intel graphics card. It allows you to change color saturation and other things. I'm surprised Microsoft didn't include this driver. Here is the link:

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...dID=22401#help

    All I have to say is that if Apple released the SAME EXACT product, reviews would be amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddeino View Post
    I just got the Surface Pro yesterday and REALLY like it. It is the device I have been waiting for. I write for a blog and did a full review here.

    I have quite a bit of backlight bleed on the lower right hand side of the screen. It's really not as bad as the backlight bleed I saw on the Samsung ATIV Pro or Sony Duo 11--but I was curious to see if others had it.

    By the way, you guys should definitely download this driver for the Intel graphics card. It allows you to change color saturation and other things. I'm surprised Microsoft didn't include this driver. Here is the link:

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...dID=22401#help

    All I have to say is that if Apple released the SAME EXACT product, reviews would be amazing.
    Read your review. No backlight bleeding on mine. The speakers are actually embedded in the unit and port sound through the vent gap. Let us know if that driver affects battery life.
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    I've got backlight bleeding on the lower left side of the screen. I'd love to take it back and exchange it, but with it being out of stock just about everywhere I'm SOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownSamurai View Post
    I've got backlight bleeding on the lower left side of the screen. I'd love to take it back and exchange it, but with it being out of stock just about everywhere I'm SOL.
    I'm sure MS will replace it if its a real problem when they have it in stock again. As for mine, havent noticed any light bleeding.
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    I've got some backlight bleed pretty bad in the lower left side. I will have to exchange or repair it.
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    Actually, mine is also on the lower left hand side. It's noticeable but not really bad when compared with other tablets I've recently tried.
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    How about compared to other 1k "pro" machines?
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    Mine has bleed on the bottom right. only looks bad on black screens.
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    I just got my 64 GB Pro today, and the very first thing I saw when I powered on was some pretty terrible backlight bleed along the top and bottom of the screen. I tried to get a good pic, but it's hard. Searched the web and this is the first result I found.

    I initiated a warranty exchange right away, which was pretty easy... didn't even have to explain what the problem is. Microsoft is shipping a replacement unit and I just have to ship back the bleeding unit when the new one arrives.

    You can't tell at all during normal operation, but it's incredibly noticeable during a dark movie or game. Not acceptable for a $900 device. Otherwise I'm in love with it.

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    yea, if i wasnt so into netflix and watching stuff, i wouldnt mind much. but that **** gets distracting
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    Mine has the same issue at the right lower corner,not noticeable except when it starts at the time of the black screen.
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    I do have some backlight bleeding, but it's not a bother.

    What is a bother, is that along the right side of the screen I have a yellow "hue", worst on the bottom right part of the screen. Very visible on white's and greys. And yes, it's like a burnt yellow color :(
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    Does anyone else have any yellow blotches on their screen?

    Here's a pic of mine:
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    Can anyone comment if this is an issue similiar to the Apple products "glue not curing" issue?

    Usually if device is off and room temp, I turn it on and the yellow marks aren't there. Slowly after a while, after the device heats up, the yellow shows up. Under heavy application load, the yellow gets worse and worse. I'm guessing with the increased heat.

    I could be wrong, but I think my device was fine for the first week I was using it (I was heavily inspecting it for anomalies), the yellow just appeared out of nowhere yesterday after the device was on for 2 hours playing a netflix movie.

    Most visible on white background and/or some grey colors. The yellow is not visible on black, etc..
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    I have identical bleed as described in the OP and shown in uscdigital's photo. Just went and inspected two separate display models at nearby stores and they both exhibit the exact same lower right hand bleed on startup. Those who claim to have no bleed can you post a photo of the "Surface" splash screen at start up? May take a trip to a Microsoft Store later and check out their units on display.

    Oh and ddeino those video drivers you linked to are for desktop HD4000 chips. The mobile versions are dated back in December. I did notice when I put those on my video performance decreased slightly from the stock Microsoft ones. Rocking the stock ones now. Being able to control vsync as well as the color adjustments is nice, but I want all the juice I can muster.

    EDIT: Make that 3 demo units with the EXACT same light bleed as in uscdigital's photo above. Wonder if it has something to do with the magnetic charger port right next to this area?
    Last edited by legoheads; 03-13-2013 at 03:12 PM.

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