Anti-glare, really anti-glare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    Some guys at the Apple store said that with the AG screen, you still are going to have problems outside with the sun.

    The only difference according to them is that the AG just spreads it out over your screen.

    So is external light still a problem with Anti-glare screens?

    I have an other question. Is it possible to get a black bezel instead of the silver. I really like the black that the Glossy has :(
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There are dozens of threads on this topic, as a search of the forums with MRoogle will reveal. The AG is truly Anti-Glare. It doesn't "spread" anything over the screen. No screen is going to show brilliantly in direct sunlight. No, the silver bezel is the only option with the AG.
  3. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    this clip (although in german) convinced me to get an AG matte screen:

    i personally think the AG bezel suits the alu unibody better then the black one does, but that's just taste i guess. You can't get the AG with a black bezel.
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Nice show and tell :D
    too bad most of us won't understand his explanation besides the few english words he used :p
  5. Reapur macrumors regular

    May 5, 2010
    This is an excellent example of Apple hiring an employee who knows nothing about the products he is selling or just how things work.

    The AG screen is far superior from a usability standpoint. The glossy display is purely there for the aesthetics of the computer to make it look "bling" and drive sales numbers. Any professional doing actual work will buy the AG screen because it gives more accurate colour reproduction which carries through to print and does not oversaturate images.

    Take info you get from "Mac Specialists" at the Apple Store with a grain of salt, the vast majority of them used to work in the GAP and dont even know how to turn on an iPod.
  6. Neolithium macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2010
    Wherever the army needs me.
    That video did put the AG debate into a nice perspective for me....must rethink annoying screen that lets me watch what is going on behind me! :D
  7. chrispholt macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2010
    Cheddar, UK. Yes where the cheese comes from..
  8. bigdaddyc188 macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    I was going to go with the high gloss but when i saw the entire store front of the apple store reflecting in the screen i decided to look at the anti glare which didn't have the same effect. needless to say i walked out the door with the anti glare screen on the i7 17"
  9. sadcamper macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    I've been using my anti-glare in the sun these past few first I thought it would be unusable, but when the backlight is turned up all the way, it's perfectly acceptable. I was actually surprised.
  10. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    well i just speak a few words german as well. the clip came up when searching youtube. However a picture is worth a thousand words ..... and even though i will most likely use my future MBP indoors in a vaccum, sterile, protected environment with gloves and an oxigen tent for safekeeping .... and surely not like those germans do in the clip, putting it on the edge of a pond and in the sun *JIKES*. It does show i could never even use a glossy screen like that. even indoors i find the reflection horrendous.

  11. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    which is the same movie example i posted as well :D

    i find the reflection in the intro indoors on the dudes desk already too bad to look at, let alone the outside examples. when the guy is just talking in the first minute or so already my eyes hurt looking at the glare of the screen. besides the AG bezel matches the unibody really well....

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