The colors on my new windows 8 computer look waaaayyyy to bright and over saturated? Why my old crappy laptop looks better.
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Adjust your video card/processor settings. If it's a laptop or even a regular PC, many manufacturers turn up the brightness and saturation by default.
I almost always turn them down to lower levels myself.
really? i've been using nvidia video card drivers for 20+ years and never run across 1 that's not dead center. stock settings on monitors is another thing.--
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Maybe your new laptop's display uses LED back lighting, which can cause the picture to appear more vivid than cold cathode lighting used in older displays.
I agree with redwudz. Try reducing the screen's brightness. This YouTube video demonstrates various means of doing that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq0keQx2ubM
If that isn't enough, you may be able to tone down the color with the video graphics adapter's controls. I think you still get to those with Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Display->Adjust Screen Resolution->Advanced Settings. That should bring up a window with a tab that allows access to the VGA controls. There is also a display calibration tool, which you can find using 'Help and Support"
The desktop is fine. But the colors when playing videos looks nasty. It's over saturated and to much contrast. I wish It could have the same settings as my laptop. Even the sharpness and grain luck ugly.