Darn!!! i wanted to buy a new MacBook Pro today but..

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  1. thumper macrumors 6502

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    but... there is no Matte screen option!!! what happened to the matte option???
    i cannt work on a glossy screen with all that glare..

    did they stop making matte screens?? :confused:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes. This happened in October. You can get a cover for it or get a 17" (the latter is very probably not viable).
     
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  4. thumper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do you think they will update June 8th??? i wonder if i should maybe wait
     
  5. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Maybe? Nobody know except :apple:. ;)
     
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    To what? I see no update for months. Get a $10 film to "de-gloss" it.
     
  7. chgojcs macrumors member

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    I think your best bet is to wait until WWDC in 2012. They might update it so it's exactly to your liking then.

    That is, of course, if the world doesn't end that year.
     
  8. zunairryk macrumors regular

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    lol WWDC 2012 would be in summer of 2012, and world is going to end in december of 2012 :p
     
  9. chgojcs macrumors member

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    Fine. So that gives him/her six months, roughly, to enjoy the new, perfectly updated MBP.

    Nice.
     
  10. thumper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you can do that???
     
  11. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    It's just like a privacy screen you can buy on ebay.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Results may vary. You can find pictures of the screens with and without the films over them to compare the look, but a film over a glossy screen won't look 100% like a regular matte screen.
     
  13. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Since they did come out with a non-glare (not sure if that's the same as matte) option for $50 more with the updated 17" MBP, there's always the chance that Apple could add that option for the 15" model when they do the next update... let's hope they do. I'm not a fan of the stick-on film on the glossy... it just seems cheap.
     
  14. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    wow... so you do actually live under the sea..
     
  15. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    If you are talking 17" MBP

    You can get the anti-glare option if you order fro ADC.
     
  16. n0d3 macrumors regular

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    Regardless of whether you order it through Developers' Connector or otherwise, the 17" will still have an anti-glare option.
     
  17. capriseyhaze macrumors regular

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    dont give that man any hope. The 15 will never be matte again. Please get this through your heads people. I luv all my fellow mac-ies, but you have to look at the big picture. Macs are the new "trend" so im sorry geeks and professionals but you are no longer priority at apple. But if you need that matte option they will give it to you but you have to buy the most expensive lappy and for an additional 50$ you can have it. Sorry guys 15"+matte=dead remainder never.
     
  18. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

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    I completely disagree. I have yet to see proof that it will NEVER be an option EVER again EVER.
     
  19. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I agree, especially with these re-branding rumors. ;)
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    For like $200, you can get it converted to matte through the TechRestore folks.
     
  21. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    for like 100 id crack it and pull it off myself haha
     
  22. MacFever macrumors regular

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    I bet at wwdc the 13" now that it also has the unibody will be called a "macbook pro" it only makes sense. lol

    since they are working on a cheaper line of consumer laptops/desktops.
     
  23. Benguitar Guest

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    Why is everyone against glossy? I think the colors are brighter and fuller, and the screen is easier to clean? :confused:

    Win - Win situation?
     
  24. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    I like it as well, but some don't like it or are used to matte. It's a shame that the option is no longer there, but that's how it is right now.
     
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