To find out the LCD model (and manufacturer) of the display in your Macbook or Macbook pro, open a terminal window and paste the following code followed by enter:

ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

This gives you e.g. the following information:
B133EW01 V0
Color LCD

The first line is the LCD model number, the second is the active color profile.
If you google the LCD Model number, you can find out more about your screen (contrast ratio, brightness).

For my screen (build into a 1st generation Macbook build in 8/2006) I get the following information:
Info about B133EW01 Screen Model

6 Responses to “Find out the display model/manufacturer of your Macbook / Macbook pro display”

  1. LTN154BT

    Mid 2008 Macbook Pro

    Odd, 262k colors. Weren’t these advertised as having millions of colors?

    “15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors”

  2. LP133WX1-TLA1

    1st gen MacBook (white) summer 2006

  3. 13″ 2.0 C2D intel MacBook –

  4. LTN133W1

    I have a 9/2006 MacBook though, so it’s very strange that ours is so different.

  5. This is my Rev.A, MBA display type. I am still finding out the manufacturer.

    Color LCD

  6. A different version of this command is needed for the Retina MacBook.

    It is:

    ioreg -lw0 | grep \”EDID\” | sed “/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    Hope it helps someone 🙂


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