Does my MBP have a Matte or Glossy screen?

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  1. Stocktrader macrumors member

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    Without looking at it, how can I tell.
    Is it listed anywhere in the specs? System Profiler?

    Thanks
     
  2. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Can you see your reflection in it clearly when its off? If so its glossy.
     
  3. Stocktrader thread starter macrumors member

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    Trying to help a friend. And while I don't have access to her machine, I'd like to be able to tell her how to find out. Is the subjective "reflection" test the only way to tell?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    If you go to Apple (bottom left corner) and input your serial number and it will say where or not the screen is glossy or matte. Although this is not always accurate, as it says mine is a glossy when it is really a matte. But that's the only way I can think of without seeing the MacBook Pro, as it will be obvious if you see it in person.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's either glossy or it's not.

    So long as your friend has functioning eyes it's pretty damn obvious.
     
  6. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the OP is asking if there is any way to find out if a MBP has a glossy or matte screen, without taking it out of its packaging, or without opening the lid, i.e. without looking at the screen.

    I would go on a limb and say that it should be listed on the configuration sticker. If not, give the Apple Support page a try- as mentioned by iBookG4user- and see if tells you anything.
     
  7. Stocktrader thread starter macrumors member

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    Not on the sticker, and the site just says"MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz)" and repeats the S/N.

    Thanks for the help. I was trying to avoid a trip, but....
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    OP asks about if it's listed in System Profiler, which would indicate they or someone else has access to the system.
     
  9. Stocktrader thread starter macrumors member

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    She has access. But was just wondering if there's someplace that has it written down (like S/N breakdown) in profiler or somewhere else.


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