Does anyone get annoyed by the reflection on the screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alexlam127, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. alexlam127 macrumors newbie

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    its quite obvious even indoor.
    is there any good anti glare protector that would not ruin the clarity of the screen:confused:
     
  2. BJJBear macrumors newbie

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    I find it fine, in fact it's a relief when going from the iMac to MBA as I do get really frustrated with the iMac's glare at times.
     
  3. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    No, I do not get annoyed, I simply adjust the screen.
     
  4. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    I find the screen a dream compared to other Laptops I have used. I can almost always stop glare by angling the laptop or the screen a little.
     
  5. mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    Buy an anti-reflection screen protector. Good ones sell for around 20 Bucks. I'm currently using one from 3M.
     
  6. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, all the time. It's very annoying and makes it very hard to use outdoors.

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    It's a shame this isn't already on the MBA if it's so effective.
     
  7. Booji macrumors 6502a

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  8. ylrd macrumors member

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    I have no complaints at all since I try not to use it if there's a window behind me, and almost never use it outdoors.
     
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  10. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    These things also can cause some decrease in brightness, so Apple likely decided to let people choose what they wanted to do via glare reduction.
     
  11. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    And you're ok with the decrease in screen brightness?
     
  12. mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    I find it even better to read under bright sunlight. The led-backlight of the current MBA is very bright. You won't loose much. It's either on the contrast side. Text looks a tiny bit less contrasty. I find text easier to read this way - at least I can read longer before I must make a break. Of course, it's a bit of a trade-off under normal light. But if you're used to the Cinema Displays, the normal non-glare Dell or some older Eizo monitors you will feel more comfortable.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    I've gotten used to the glossy displays, and my rMBP is less glossy then my prior MBP. That said I much prefer a matte display but the industry and apple have seemingly moved away from matte screens for some reason. In mobile situations you cannot always situate yourself optimally to avoid reflections and so it does annoy me from time to time. When I'm home in my office, its fine because I have my office set up to avoid the reflections.
     
  14. Tarrou8 macrumors member

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    Nope. If you are having problems with glare indoors, you might want to consider investing in some blinds. Or just move to a spot without direct sunlight at your back.
     

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