Best anti-glare solution for MacBook Pro 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by danakm, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. danakm macrumors regular

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    So I've had this mac for two years and I learned to live with the shiny screen even if I didn't love it at first. Thing is, now as I spend more and more time each day in front of this screen working on projects, my eyes have started to complain and I was told reducing glare cold help decrease some of my discomfort.

    Does anyone use any anti-glare screen protector you'd recommend? Any pros and/or cons to consider?
     
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  3. danakm thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hope it helps! I refuse to deal with a glossy screen. I've had my current anti-glare (it was called matte back then!) for 4 years, and never once regretted my choice. Of course, it's only my opinion and personal preference. YMMV.
     
  5. AppChat macrumors regular

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    should have bought one witht he anti glare built in
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apple didn't offer that model in anti-glare until a couple months after it was released. If the OP bought it before then, anti-glare wasn't an option.
     
  7. danakm thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's no a solution, nor an answer to my question. Plus, that ship has sailed, since this computer is two years old and I'm not replacing it just because of the screen when there are special films that accomplish the same result.

    If you must know, Apple did NOT have the anti-glare (back then "matte") laptops stocked when I bought this one during a trip abroad, so I couldn't very well just wait a couple of weeks until they had them because I had a flight to catch.

    I will never understand why people make the conscious decision to reply to something when they have nothing helpful to say... *sigh*

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    Exactly.

    Thank you!
     
  8. ixodes macrumors 601

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    After years of including very nice matte displays as STD, on Mac Laptops, Apple decided that the users wanted the highly reflective glass covering the display. As you've said, they stopped offering the matte. It was a dreadful move for those of us, used to the once high quality PowerBook displays. When mine suddenly failed the only choice was glass. After well over an hour at the Apple store trying out a glossy glass screen, I knew I couldn't use one all day for my work.

    That was the first time Apple forced me and many others to buy windows laptops. Even those with glossy plastic screens were only half as bad as Apples glass. Yet many people listened to their hero Steve Jobs, believed his every word, and bought into the "shiny toys sell" concept.

    Fortunately their were enough independent thinkers that put a lot of pressure on Apple. Unable to stand their ground, Apple caved in and silently listed the matte, renamed as "anti-glare" and reached for our wallets as they began charging for what was once a no cost feature. I give Apple credit, only they could do that to their loyal customers & get away with it. What a ruse :) LOL
     
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    sell it and put it towards an anti glare model
     
  11. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    Are you using your computer during the long hours of the day, or long hours of the night? If you use your computer a lot at night, then you might want to look into installing f.lux. It changes the display color profile on your laptop to match that of the lighting in the area you will be using it. Check it out: http://stereopsis.com/flux/
     

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