MacBook screens, glossy or regular?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iLEZ, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. iLEZ macrumors newbie

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    Since there seems to be a trend towards "glossy" screens in notebooks, what do you think will be on the next iBook/MacBook? Of course, the non-insane thing to do would be to go with the regular non-glossy coating, but is there any risk that the opposite will happen?
     
  2. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    Why do some manufacturers use glossy anyway? Bling-factor?:D
     
  3. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    Those glossy screens look cool, but aren't very functional in my opinion, especially for laptops. Laptops you need to work in different enviroments and sometimes outside.... glossy means reflective, I expect to get what I pay for; a screen, not a mirror.
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Put me down as one who definitely does not like the glossy screens. They have a "wow factor" that makes people think they're really nice when they first see them, but after a while, you realize they're not very easy on the eyes, and they have bad glare problems.
     
  5. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    oh but you do get a mirror with the new mbps...isight!!

    I do like the bling of a glossy screen, but matte is more functional...
     
  6. iLEZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Imho

    In my estimate, the MB will have enough bling-factor as it is, hence no need for a glossy screen. Besides, doesn't a glossy screen look more "cheap" than a matte one? I think so.
     
  7. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    agreed, also, matt has to be the way forward if your going to be using it outside
     
  8. wide macrumors 6502a

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    It will be a single OLED strip in the new MacBooks.
     
  9. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I really dislike the glossy screens. They reflect way too much, can't be viewed from as many angles and the worst thing is the fingerprints! I hate fingerprints.
     
  10. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Glossy gives me way too much of a headache when looking at it
     
  11. dcv macrumors G3

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    Hopefully non-glossy but with better contrast and brighter than the current iBook/12" PowerBook displays. My PowerBook display looks really dim after spending time on my iMac.
     

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