Best MBP screen

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by raiinzen, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. raiinzen macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2011
    I am looking at 15'' MBPs right now.
    I am trying to decide if choosing the hi-res Glossy or the hi-res Anti-Glare would be helpful for someone with some visual impairment?

    I'm not blind, not by a long shot; however, I get eye strain after only a short time of reading something online. I am curious if anyone knows whether one of these high-res options would help reduce eye strain enough to make the extra cost worth it?

    Does anyone know of any videos that might show the different options and their benefits / drawbacks?

  2. And1ss macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    To me, anything glossy hurts my eyes - always having to constantly look beyond the reflection. +1 for AG.
  3. oiuh151 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    Tough call... the high-res will make the text (and everything else on the screen) appear smaller but I think you'd be better off with the anti-glare if you get eye strain. I suggest looking at the models in the Apple Store and decide what suits you best.
  4. treestar macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2010
    The high resolution screens are not good for eye strain. I would stay with the standard glossy screen and decrease the brightness to a comfortable level. The high resolution screens are not better for everybody!
  5. Molson1020 macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2009
    I had a 2007 MBP Matte Screen that I used for 4 1/2 years. I just recently switched to the 17" 2011 MBP with Glossy Screen and I must say I like it MUCH better than the Matte.

    Colors definitely seem to pop more on the Glossy, and considering I only use my MBP inside (both at home & work) glare is never a problem. I am a graphic designer and haven't had any problems with color issues either.
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    That's a hard one. I'd consider looking at antiglare screen protectors for the MacBook Pro.

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