Anti-glare Option Available!!!

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  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    so exciting!!!

    "There’s a $50 anti-glare option on the glossy screens for higher-end customers. They have to remove the bezel from the front, and build it in, which explains the $50 surcharge."
     
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  3. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I like it better with the silver trim. Wish that option was available before though because now everyone will be going crazy on these forums.

    And 8 hour battery life, wow.
     
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    Hopefully we shall see the same option on the 15" high-end as well. :)
     
  6. djellison macrumors 68020

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    This isn't an amazing development. It's Apple fixing something they broke. It's restoring a feature they borked with their fancy glass screen.
     
  7. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    for those who bought the 15" unibody.. is it game over to get anti glare cause you have to buy it BTO?

    or is the 50$ option for people who already have it could send it in to apple to upgrade it?
     
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    tis' true.

    but heres to apple for being a man and owning up to it
     
  9. pprior macrumors 65816

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    I was in the market for a new notebook, and was ready to buy when the last macbooks were released but I -HATE- glossy screens.

    Now it looks like the new 17" MBP will have my wallet open.

    I'll wait to read reports, but thank you Apple to listening to those of us who edit photos and do NOT want glossy screens!
     
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    I hope it's an alternate textured anti-glare screen, and not an add-on film.

    Hmm. Does offering an anti-glare option count as an admission that the current screens, um, GLARE?
     
  11. detz macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully they will have one in the store, I'm still not sure which one I want. Do some people hate matte?
     
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    I'm more hopeful for a third party upgrade solution for those of us, since I doubt Apple would do it -- maybe they could .... Of course, it's not announced yet as even an option for the 15".
     
  13. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Hate is too strong a word, but I dislike matte display. The current displays do not have "anti-glare". What you have is that a matte display takes the strong distinct glare of a glossy screen and turns it into a softer diffuse glare. But it does not eliminate it, it only makes it softer and more spread out.

    Not sure if this new anti-glare option is really matte. It might be an anti-glare coating that reduces reflections without making it a matte surface. Until someone sees one it's hard to tell.
     
  14. detz macrumors 65816

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    I will probably order online so now I'm going to have to wait a month to see them in stores. :-(
     
  15. Horst Guest

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    Antiglare sounds like a film, maybe a treated surface of the exsisting glass panel, both of which is not a good idea, but only first-hand reports will tell.

    At least Apple seems to have felt the heat about the glossy-only displays, maybe a true matte option will be made available lateron...
     
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    An anti-glare coating on the glass is exactly what higher quality CRT monitors, camera lenses and eyeglass lenses use. How is that not a good idea?
     
  17. dal20402 macrumors 6502

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    All the pluses in the world are not enough for you. :D

    If you can get the screen into a location where no light source is reflecting directly at you off the screen, glossy will have more accurate, less washed-out color.
     
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  19. detz macrumors 65816

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    What's the screen on the White macbooks, can I compare that with what's on the new pro in any way?
     
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    What does that mean? It's gonna have a anti-glare screen with a glassy outter thing? or will it have a thin bezel around the display?
     
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    wooow the new macbook pro looks great! now I know what it's like when new Apple Products are released after you got your first Mac! :(
     
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