Anti glare option is it clear?

farhat2tube

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This may already be up somewhere, but since the anti glare hi res option is available for the mid 2012 uMBP, is the anti glare an extra coating on an existing screen without the glass panel?

Does the anti glare show these little specs that makes photos less clear or is it 100% similar to a windows notebook without glass screen..?

my iphone has an antiglare layer and the image became less clear and not sharp compared to one without any additional layering.
 

GGJstudios

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This may already be up somewhere, but since the anti glare hi res option is available for the mid 2012 uMBP, is the anti glare an extra coating on an existing screen without the glass panel?
It's not an extra coating. It does have the glass removed.
 
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farhat2tube

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It's not an extra coating. It does have the glass removed.
Yea i understand theres no glass, but the actual lcd ( the one underneth the glass) is layered with anti glare coating or do the have an anti glare screen similar to those desktop monitors from a windows pc..?

Ill be doing alot of rendering and archicad thus it needs to look seriously clear and non glossy..
 
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GGJstudios

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Yea i understand theres no glass, but the actual lcd ( the one underneth the glass) is layered with anti glare coating or do the have an anti glare screen similar to those desktop monitors from a windows pc..?
The antiglare screen is exactly the glossy screen with the glass removed. There is no extra coating on it.
 
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farhat2tube

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Because they can.
Seriously? Is it worth it though? I can order anytime, the only prob being anti glare hi res or the normal gloss.

Although i love the black glass look, i own a dell xps 1640 and the gloss is unbearable outside and in a studio. But the dells screen is so crisp and clear, retina-like.. But afraid if i change to non glossy, although i dont mind colour fade (coz it will be true printing colour-good for architectural renderings), im afraid of the visible pixels and grainy images from anti glare screens most that ive seen.
 
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Eallan

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I am fairly certain there is AR coating on it.
I'm reading this on one right now, it is absolutely not the same screen with glass removed. There is definitely some sort of matte finish/coating going on here.
 
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GGJstudios

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I am fairly certain there is AR coating on it.
Do you have any official sources that refer to that? Because I've never heard of anything that indicates that. I'd very much like a link, if you have one.
 
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basesloaded190

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Seriously? Is it worth it though? I can order anytime, the only prob being anti glare hi res or the normal gloss.

Although i love the black glass look, i own a dell xps 1640 and the gloss is unbearable outside and in a studio. But the dells screen is so crisp and clear, retina-like.. But afraid if i change to non glossy, although i dont mind colour fade (coz it will be true printing colour-good for architectural renderings), im afraid of the visible pixels and grainy images from anti glare screens most that ive seen.
If you were to upgrade the screen get both the anti-glare and hi res option. At that point it is very much worth it.
 
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calderone

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I'm reading this on one right now, it is absolutely not the same screen with glass removed. There is definitely some sort of matte finish/coating going on here.
Do you have any official sources that refer to that? Because I've never heard of anything that indicates that. I'd very much like a link, if you have one.
I don't have anything official. However, I did own one and have quite a bit of experience with displays. For comparison, the display is quite different from the MacBook Air (which is glossy but no glass).

The display under the glass MacBook Pro is likely the same as the Air, whereas the Antiglare option has a coating (see: screen-door effect)
 
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kolax

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The antiglare screen is exactly the glossy screen with the glass removed. There is no extra coating on it.
It is a matte finish, not a glossy finish. Your post implies that all Apple did was remove the glass and call it an antiglare, but it is a proper matte panel, like they've always used on their matte screens.
 
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GGJstudios

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It is a matte finish, not a glossy finish. Your post implies that all Apple did was remove the glass and call it an antiglare
Everything I've read for years implies exactly that, and other than the perception of a few users, I've never found anything that disproves that. This has been discussed ad nauseam in this forum, as I'm sure you're aware. I would welcome anything from an official source that proves otherwise.
 
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calderone

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Everything I've read for years implies exactly that, and other than the perception of a few users, I've never found anything that disproves that. This has been discussed ad nauseam in this forum, as I'm sure you're aware. I would welcome anything from an official source that proves otherwise.
You're wrong. End of story. Where is your "official" source?
 
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GGJstudios

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You're wrong. End of story. Where is your "official" source?
Where is yours? That's what I've been asking for. If you can prove I'm wrong, I'll cheerfully accept that. All I've heard so far is perception, not proof.
 
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calderone

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Probably the same place where your "official" source is hiding.
I didn't say I had one.... However, I have quite a bit of knowledge on display types. And I owned one for christ sake.

How about a video to prove it to you? You will see in the video that the display underneath the glass is glossy and thus NOT the same as the Antiglare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4LLOhLH20E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1jZp3P2NHw&feature=channel&list=UL


Where is yours? That's what I've been asking for. If you can prove I'm wrong, I'll cheerfully accept that. All I've heard so far is perception, not proof.
So I have to prove you wrong despite you offering NOTHING to support your claim. I offered hard knowledge not simply my perception. See the MacBook Air comments above.
 
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basesloaded190

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I didn't say I had one.... However, I have quite a bit of knowledge on display types. And I owned one for christ sake.

How about a video to prove it to you? You will see in the video that the display underneath the glass is glossy and thus NOT the same as the Antiglare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4LLOhLH20E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1jZp3P2NHw&feature=channel&list=UL




So I have to prove you wrong despite you offering NOTHING to support your claim. I offered hard knowledge not simply my perception. See the MacBook Air comments above.
When you definitively tell someone they are wrong and you are right, usually it takes more than just having some knowledge of something to prove your case.
 
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