Does the retina macbook pro have less screen glare than the non retinas?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dk808, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    I currently have a 2010 macbook pro which of course is non retina, and i have to use a matte external monitor because my window is right behind my desk and it gets pretty sunny during the day. I heard the retina screens dont get as much glare and wanted to know of your experiences with it
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Yes, they have less glare. Still not near a matte display, though.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple has improved the display to a degree that you don't get as much reflections but depending on where you use the Mac, it can still be problematic.
     
  4. squarebreathing macrumors member

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    If you have a direct Window behind you, even with the anti-glare coating that is standard on Retina screens, you will still have a decent amount of glare. It sucks that Apple totally dropped the Matte screen years ago, but it is what it is. I would look into a Windows 10 Laptop that has a matte screen if you cannot move your desk to another, less sunny location.
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    I second the matte display if you cannot control sunlight behind you.
     

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