Apple store is almost the worst possible place...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snouter, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. snouter macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    to display glossy screens.

    The way the screens look and reflect in the store is nothing like what it is like at home.

    If you think you are going to the hate glossy screen, know that the glare problems are not that bad at home where you have control over the lights.

    Big windows would cause a problem from the side or back of you, coffee shops are still not likely to be ideal, and outside would be pretty grim, but if your main use will be at home or work, or some other controlled environment it more than likely it won't be all that bad.

    I went in pretty dead set on the matte screen and left with a base 17" glossy and am not regretting as of yet.

    The matte just did not seem as bright, whites seemed more grey, text popped less and the screen seemed like it had a coating type effect, so the images were a little more blurred looking. I don't mean blurred really, but, somehow not as crisp and def not as saturated as the glossy. Not a total fail by any means, and the matte did an awesome of being anti-glare even in the apple store.
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    paint store
    furniture store
    electronic store

    paint colors
    furniture layout
    televisions, audio equipment
    landscaping arrangements
    future mate

    Obviously the Apples Store is designed to make its products look great and sell. But they are not the only outlet to do this. Yes, glossy screens are more victim to poor lighting condition. That's design professionals spend more time controlling their environment to optimize color reproduction. No screen design is going to look good under the infinite number of lighting options out there. Matte screens will reduce glare, but will still appear different in various lighting conditions.

    Besides, life in general appears less perfect than it does inside the Apple Store. ;)

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