May have made a mistake, please re-assure me

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chaslam, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. chaslam macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2006
    Hey Guys,

    Im awaiting delivery of a MBP. Now, ive been using a MB for the last 7 or 8 months, and I love the glossy. When I ordered my MBP, I forgot to add glossy! Now, im not really sure what the screens are like non glossy, so could some people re-assure me that I did the right thing by ordering Matte?

    If I get it and I decide I dont like the matte within 14 days, can I return it to an Apple store to get a glossy one (im in UK so no re-stocking fee) or do I need a vaild reason?
  2. mleary macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2006
    The matte screens look amazing and you dont have to worry about glare/reflections. I was leaning towards glossy for a while but ended up ordering the matte MBP also.
  3. sixth macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2006
    you could return it in 14 days if you wanted to. i was all worried when i ordered mine because i picked the matte and than read some posts and people said the glossy is better but i didnt care for it in the store. i love my matte screen....not upset that i got it or anything....i wouldnt be to worried about it, people make a big deal about it....

    agreed....i love mine..
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Matte screens are amazing. You'll find that the colors aren't as vibrant as on a glossy screen, but the overall quality of the display is much better. And you won't get as much of a headache.
  5. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    If it hasn't shipped yet, why don't you cancel and order one with the glossy screen?
  6. Chrispy macrumors 68020


    Dec 27, 2004
    Avon, IN
    You will thank yourself for making that mistake if you plan on using the computer in an office/outdoor environment. Also, if you are doing photo work the color is more accurate on the matte screen.
  7. chaslam thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2006
    Its already shipped. Yes the glossy is sometimes harsh on the eye although I dont acually see any refelections from where I have it most of the time. I just love the virbrant colours, but I suppose that I can see what the matte is like.
  8. Transeau macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2005
    Alta Loma, CA
    no worries mate.

    the Matte is the way to do.
    I love my Macbook... the color and contrast is great.
    but I love my Matte Macbook Pro more. The glossy screen
    is very nice, but the glossy gets annoying when I'm not doing
    graphic work.
  9. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N

    My personal feeling is glossy messes with the perceived gamma (contrast). For me, WYSIWYG in photo output (Epson 2200, currently) is very important. I'd like to think that's why it's the default on the pro models, but who knows, for sure ('cept Apple, of course). Also, it seems too "PC" to me. (PC's default gamma is 2.2, versus 1.8 for Mac, so the "snappier" glossy looks like a higher gamma)

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