17" HD glossy vs. matte LP171WU1 -TLA(B)1?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peterhecht, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. peterhecht macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2007

    I know apple's 17" HD matte screen is a LG Philips LP171WU1 - TLB1 (see it with switchresX control)...

    is in the 17"HD glossy screen a LG Phillips LP171WU - TLA1 ???



    is this screen : "a high glossy screen, you can expect sharper images, better contrast and wider viewing angel..."

    is this true? is the glossy the better screen?

    price glossy: $595 New ($50 upgraded from matte screen)
    price matte: $545 New

    is glossy = anti.glare??

    thanx peter
  2. MacPossum macrumors 6502


    Jul 15, 2007
    It's preference. Glossy gives a better picture (colors are better..) but it is by no means anti-glare. The glare on glossy screens is insane if you're in the wrong lighting. Matte screens are the anti-glare ones ;) I personally use a matte screen because I use my notebook almost anywhere and I can't be bothered with glare issues.

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