What up with the glossy screen (option on the MBP)

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  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    What are the advantages of getting a glossy screen for the MBP?

    Apple updated my order with the new MBP processor, bumped back my ship date one day, but I'm not too worried about that. Should I call up Apple and add the glossy display? I've never even heard of a laptop with a "glossy display."
     
  2. raster macrumors regular

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    Glossy screens on Macbook Pros

    Just noticed that they now offer glossy screens on the Macbook pros.

    Pros? Cons?
    What's your preference?
     
  3. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    I would imagine they will just be like hte xbite displays.
     
  4. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    I personally don't like glossy, it has a lot of glare on it and almost acts like a mirror. A lot of the pc laptops (if not all) have glossy screens.
     
  5. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So should I call up Apple and get them to change my order to glossy?
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Tastes vary. I like them, they sometimes offer better contrast, BUT can give extra glare and hard to see outside, but then look at the 12" screen they are replacing which lets be honest was out of date a good number of years ago quality wise....

    DOH! Its macbookpro you've ordered.........

    My Macbook is ordered anyway :D
     
  7. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    I would stick with the matte display, but it's really a personal choice. I do not like the glossy screens because of the excessive glare they seem to exhibit. Other people like them better, so it's a subjective thing.
     
  8. Waiting4MacBook macrumors member

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    I think the glossies look nice but I'd hate to use it out in the sun or even in a sunny room for that matter.
     
  9. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I think matte is better than glossy because you have to stay away from any bright light source (sun, windows, bright lamps) to use the glossy screen.
     
  10. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I will cry if i have to get a glossy screen on a MBP in the future when i retire my powerbook.

    Just will cause more headaches
     
  11. macmadandproud macrumors member

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    Well, I am placing my order today....any more thoughts on which screen to go for?

    I watch movies a lot, and the gloss really makes it better....oh, what to do????

    :confused:
     
  12. witness macrumors 6502

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    I quite like the glossy screens. Yes they do reflect everything, but the colors are so much more vibrant. I'm a bit disappointed that I already have my 17"MPB, I probably would have waited for the glossy screen if I had known.

    I guess that this is the down side of bying products from such a secretive company :(
     
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    Seriously... or are you being sarcastic??

    Well, to gloss or not, that is the question...
     
  15. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    I changed my order to glossy FWIW. For my uses it works better. DVDs, presentations etc.

    eV
     
  16. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, they really do. It used to be called iUniverse, but now its: MacUniverse!

    As folks have said, it's pretty much a personal preference thing. I've got the older matte screen on my powerbook and it's fine, but I prefer the ultra-brite screen on my wife's gateway. It's pretty reflective, but not when you're looking at it directly and it's better in sunlight than mine.

    I think you'll have to go to the store and compare.
     
  17. macmadandproud macrumors member

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    Thanks discoforce....I will do just that.

    I am leaning towards the gloss though, even with the odd bit of glare, the colors just rock on them! :D

    Jay
     
  18. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    I heard the glossy screen is basically what the iMac's have. So if you like the display on the iMac's, then get the glossy.
     
  19. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    A glossy screen, makes colors more vivid, has better contrast, etc. but only if you're in a dark room. If there's any light shining onto the display you'll get a reflection like a mirror.

    Now please anyone tell me again you want one. Only Apple can market a bug as a feature...:rolleyes:
     
  20. witness macrumors 6502

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    iMacs don't have glossy screens.
     
  21. milo macrumors 604

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    Um...but didn't Sony start selling the glossy screens first?

    And aren't people buying them?

    How can it be a "bug" if some people actually prefer them?
     
  22. starstreak macrumors 6502

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    Muhahaha glossy screens. :)
    (inside joke for those who were reading my post about when apple was going to add this.) I knew something was up. just checking how many people wanted them. ;)
     
  23. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Some people also pay money to scientology... does that mean they're sane? :p

    Seriously though, just by calling them x-brite, supper glossy, super everything, people are more likely to buy them. Thaat doesn't mean they're good.

    Marketing makes people buy stuff they normally wouldn't.
     
  24. milo macrumors 604

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    Marketing aside, if someone compares both side by side, and prefers the "glossy"...is there anything wrong with them making that choice? Are you really opposed to personal preference?
     
  25. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    It's nice to see they give you the option on MBP's. Too bad they don't also offer that option on the MB's.

    I wonder if they'll carry both screen styles in Apple Stores? I assume yes, but I wonder if one would be a custom order?
     

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