anybody go from matte nonuni to glossy unibody and prefer it?

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors 604

    thadoggfather

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    Just wondering :) this might be me one day if I'm left with no other option.

    I used to have the macbook the day those came out but had a lot of problems with it out of warranty so I abandoned it. I didn't mind the glossy except it was annoying in bright lighting conditions
     
  2. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

    DHagan4755

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    While this doesn't specifically answer your question...The fact of the matter is that Apple needs to (and probably will soon) offer the same $50 matte/anti-glare treatment on the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro as they do on the 17-inch MacBook Pro. The thing that I am not too sure of is they will ever make that offer with the 13-inch MacBook.
     
  3. dark knight macrumors regular

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    i think so

    i waited around for the new unibody for ages and did read a lot of moans about the fact it would be glossy only. I guess im a pro user in that i edit audio for a living on it and i very rarely find the screen a problem.

    i think the only time you will find it a pain is

    1. possibly outside, but so far this even this hasnt been a problem

    2. one day you will be sitting on the sofa watching a movie and there will suddenly be a scene where, for what ever reason, the screen goes black (or generally dark horror films) and you will find yourself looking at a reflection of yourself. but this really isnt a worry

    had my reservations because of all the moaners but i would probably choose glossy if i had the choice, though its a close call.
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    To actually answer the OP's question, yes I owned a matte non-uni Macbook Pro. I made the transition to the unibody and do in fact like it better.

    Solid construction, vivid colors, and the glossy screen is a non-issue.
    I primarily use my MBP for Photoshop, web design, PHP coding, and Terminal.
     
  5. iaymnu macrumors 6502

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    +1

    I also have the matte non-uni MBP. I prefer the glossy screen and it isn't an issue when I use my MBP outside or even near a window.
     
  6. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't go from the matte but the glossy to the glassy, and I don't like it. Glossy was fine; the glass surface is far too reflective. It requires more backlighting to not have reflections be obtrusive, and of course more backlighting hurts battery life.
     
  7. aadler macrumors newbie

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    I got an unibody after accidentally destroying my early 2008 MBP, and I'm not sure I like it. The unibody design is better, but the screen is definitely not. And I'd rather have a slightly worse graphic card if i can use my computer for 4-5 hours on battery than have a better one and 2 hrs or a worse one and 4 hrs of usage.
     
  8. brentsg macrumors 68030

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    My old PowerBook was matte and I have a unibody and prefer the glossy. I also had a 20" ACD and replaced it with the new 24" glossy.

    My lighting is controlled, so the 24" in particular... is awesome.
     
  9. lordthistle macrumors 6502

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    I had the early '08 MBP matte and received the Unibody MBP as an exchange.

    I do not like this glAssy. I could live with glossy, like the one on macbooks (non-alu).

    With this glass, from 8 to 11 (AM, for americans), I see my reflection even on white-bg windows. I love dark colors on the screen, with matte I can use them.

    I agree with the user who made an observation about battery life. With this unibody brightness is always set to max during daylight (not with the early '08).
    -- thistle
     

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