Andrew T Leigh wrote:Is it possible that manufacturers release products with such poor colour calibration?
Yes it is.
Remember that most people are not interested in accurate colours, they want pretty colours - which usually means bright, vibrant, over-saturated colour. On laptops, the manufacturers' priorities are power consumption and price. Colour accuracy, for most laptops, comes way way down in the priorities.
Most laptops have fairly poor displays - rarely IPS screens. That means it's likely the colour changes with viewing angle. If you calibrate/profile, you're going to have to sit with your head in pretty much the same position, looking straight on to the screen (and with consistent ambient lighting) to get consistent results.