Dell comes with updates for automatic screen brightness XPS 13 – Update

Dec

22

2015

Dell has developed an update that the automatic brightness setting off on the screens of its XPS 13 ultrabooks. Previously, it was not possible to disable this functionality, to the frustration of some users.

Although Dell has thus responded to the users who prefer not to have so-called Content Adaptive Brightness Control on their XPS 13, Dell gives strangely the update free on his website. The only way to get the patch is to contact Dell customer and specifically ask for the patch. It writes AnandTech. The website makes no mention of any specific versions of the XPS 13 we are dealing with and whether the availability of the patch is limited to a certain part of the world.

Tweakers also made ​​in two different reviews of the 2015 edition of the XPS 13 the CABC feature, and how it can get in the way of such things as screen calibration, battery life tests, but also just everyday use. The feature is designed to save energy and decrease the brightness in dark images and increases in light images. Dell gave at the time of the reviews of Tweakers all that it considered to adjust the automatic brightness adjustment.
Update, 22:27: extensive research and discussion among users on GitHub would reveal which CABC only a patch can be deactivated at the QHD versions of the XPS 13. The fhd variants feature in the firmware of the screen is incorporated and for that to change would be the ultrabook should go back to the factory. There is no question of at this time.

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