anyway to check if i have a glossy display?

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  1. jb6927 macrumors newbie

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    I just got my first ever MBP and I am wondering if there is anyway I can confirm that I got a glossy screen? is the system preferences or anything?
     
  2. EricVT macrumors member

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    It should be pretty easy to tell.

    With the display turned off can you easily see yourself in it like looking at a rather dark mirror, or does the surface look a little more "textured" in that things look hazy and more difficult to make out?
     
  3. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    more practical way of testing.

    place a lamp/lampshade infront of your screen.
    if you can see it from your computer in other words " mirror" effect
    then it's a glossy.

    if there's no reflection at all..you got the better screen " MATTE"

    obviously, I'm a MATTE user
     
  4. triforcer macrumors newbie

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    i got a matte screen and with it off you really can't see anything sharp and pretty much no reflections with the screen on. any reflection is blurred on a matte, versus a sharp image on a glossy.
     
  5. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    have you seen the the thread..
    are you happy with your glossy?
    seems people with glossy screen a re constantly justifying their choice.
    :D
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    A glossy screen is glossy. A matt screen is not glossy.
     
  7. triforcer macrumors newbie

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    yea, the slight clarity glossy provides is outweighed by the damn reflections. i haven't seen the MBP glossy in person, but i've seen a number of high end laptops with glossy and they definitely work as unintentional mirrors. i think people get wooed by glossy too easily, like fancy glossy icons apple is famous for, but in reality after the initial wow it's just not practical.
     
  8. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    i'm trying to be objectie here ( believe me! even though i'm for matte)
    i agree with the "wowS" from the glossy..
    but put the glossy and matte side by side.
    test them on extreme sunlight
    on daylight
    or on your regular room
    then decide which one you really want
    ;)
     
  9. kris24lars macrumors newbie

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    I have a new macbook pro with glossy screen and I love it! I prefer crisp reflections to hazy ones. The sheen on the matte screen drives me crazy. I never know exactly where the reflection starts and finishes, but with the glossy you can always tell. At that point all you have to do is move your screen a bit and it's all good.
     
  10. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    as i have posted in previous threads

    it is, in the End a MATTER of choice.
    :D
     
  11. cobbe1 macrumors member

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    exactly! after you're done with the comparison, go return the one you are not going to keep, and don't forget to pay the 15% restocking fee. :p
     
  12. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    i was actually suggesting he do it in the apple store,
    or borrow from friends..
    :D

    but buying 2 new ones just to compare the GLOSSY vs MATTE is PRICELESS! :D
     

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