That's to sad.
Why they give a choice for how bright the screen will target to and what CCT? Depending on your environment lighting and different standards. Go native CCT on that laptop and around 130 perhaps, using it on a well-lit sportarena; go 160. Darkened room while running the calibration!
Yes, the non-objective factor without any subjective involvement….. would be nice as well as having all monitors to respond exacly the same way on the same target set up. Isn't that what the package try to give as an impression?
The warm greyramp is probably the wellknown Retina effect. A kind of red tint. That's where even more subjective approaches come in. One has to by hand tune that shit away using the curves in a good calibrationsoftware…. a thing that not long ago was a total TABU. Well, tell us what to do then. I pull the curves till my face turn blue. No one wants that red tint (on the monitor).
Yes again, 2013. And some monitorbrands are now using swingout sensors doing the process by schedule at night once a week. Cool. People who know nothing about colormanagment feels safe without any afterchecks at all. – Hey, we're "calibrated" today…. think that little swingpoke was out on an adventure tonight, a little track in the dust down there! Yeah, the colors feel a bit different today, did a good job, and how is yours? Ahh, looks like mine did better!
The sensor is very good, still it takes the readings at a place where no one with a normal brain would take a reading. A few centimeters from the edge, where the most variations/changes appear due to temp fluctuations and more. That's where we stands today with one of the most respected brands. Given a choice to co-calibrate with another probe in the middle at the same time. (Take that as a confirmation on the problems involved even if they try to say that it is for other reasons).
Could we agree on the fact that the process of calibrating/profiling a monitor itself is quite simple, but somehow it takes a little bit more – no? Could that be why we're still talking about it?
Frustration, sure. Imaging how it feels in a room with 50 monitors in a lovely mix. HP's, Dell's and ColorEdges. "We need a match here. Oh and we also got these 8 years PC-laptops (TN) that we need very much on location. They don't look the same somehow. We need to trust our equipment, you see". Come on, THAT's where you start losing hair rapidly.
Experiment - every single day - with your monkey. In a few months you're on track and think it's not that bad after all = accepting
Yes. I'm brutal some days