Does the Macbook Pro display have anti-reflective coating?

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  1. WillSR, Jul 9, 2014
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    WillSR macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I was hoping someone could help me out as apple support couldn't give me an answer. I'm looking to get a 15" Macbook Pro but I'm trying to find out if it has the anti-reflective 'plasma deposition' coating the newer iMacs have. Surely it does? The base model is $2,000!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    There is a coating on the MBPs display, I'm not sure if I'd say its anti-reflective but there's a coating.
     
  3. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    The rMBP panels have AR coating.

    I don't think there are any displays with bare panels, but without AR coating. If there's a glass covering the panel, the coating is on the glass, but if the panel is bare, there's always AR coating or a diffuser on it.
     
  4. WillSR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Very odd that Apple doesn't mention this anywhere for the Macbook Pro retina while calling a lot of attention to this feature in the new iMacs. It's a good selling feature.
     
  5. wct097 macrumors 6502

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    I sprang for the "antiglare" screen on my old (~2011) MBP. My new Retina MBP is nowhere near as matte as that screen, but I've never really felt like I had a glare issue. Granted I don't typically use my computer outside in the sun, but I've never even had a hit of glare issues like I have on my older machines.

    YMMV.
     
  6. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    I've seen others with the retina display on the mac and it looks similar to the iphones retina display or ipad 4 display. There's some glare.

    I have no idea about this "plasma deposition" seems like a made up thing. Maybe wait for the refresh perhaps it'll have that? :apple:

     
  7. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    It is odd. I think they focused on it when the 2012 first came out but don't mention it directly on the current rMBP webpage. As far as I remember the anti-glare plasma deposition stuff is the same on both the rMBP and iMacs. I use my rMBP with an LED display and can tell big differences in the reduced glare due to this process. It's MUCH less of a problem.
     
  8. The Mercurian macrumors 68000

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    They may have an antiglare coating - but if they do it is crap. The retina screen is amazing - but it is very shiny
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    The screen is not billed as a matte screen, there is a coating to reduce the glare not eliminate it. Compared to prior glossy MBPs, it is definitely less glossy but glossy nonetheless.
     
  10. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Well, at least it's less shiny than previous MBP screens...
     

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