Glasses with MacBook Monitors, glar?

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  1. Trance macrumors 6502

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    For glasses users do is glare,Light refection an issue?

    I'm getting a MacBook pro for work curious if the glare or refection is annoying enough to switch to contacts.
     
  2. skyton macrumors 6502

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    I find the glare is all down to the screen and the lighting/location
    Glasses or no glasses does not make any difference for me
     
  3. AMLindsay macrumors newbie

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    I wear glasses at all times and I own a 13" MBP, and I've never noticed a glare issue with the screen due to my glasses. Like the above poster, it has more to do with lighting and the environment you're in.
     
  4. heehee macrumors 68020

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  5. skyton macrumors 6502

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    I wish Apple made a matte external screen now. I am dreading the day my 30 inch dies and I need to replace it
     
  6. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Get a Dell IPS screen. They are very high-quality.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The matte screens are amazing, highly worth it.
     
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  9. skyton macrumors 6502

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    Guess I will be looking into the options when my 30 does die.
    Hopefully it won't be for quite a while yet!
     
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    I wear glasses all the time; I used to have a MBP (15") and I now have a MBA. I have to say that I really haven't noticed any particular problem - you can adjust the level of brightness and I find myself doing that sometimes; however, I don't live in a particularly bright climate, it's overcast much of the time. In time, you may want to consider a matte screen.
     
  11. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I have a Dell 27" and it's amazing. The only reason why I didn't buy an Apple 27" is the glossy screen. If I wanted to look at myself, I would go to the bathroom.
     
  12. skyton macrumors 6502

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    Will bear it in mind, thanks :D
     
  13. jtara macrumors 65816

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    The Macbook screen technology, with it's shifting colors with screen angle sucks enough that glare is a minor issue.

    (I use 4 10-year-old Samsung IPS screens on my desktop, so the Macbook drives me nuts!)

    It might help to upgrade your glasses. No, really! Make sure you get ALL the coatings, and find an optometrist that won't rip you off on it (that's the hard part). The important anti-glare coating is on the INSIDE of your glasses, and amazingly you usually have to ASK for it. I think they are so embarrassed over what they ask you to pay for the outside-surface coating, that they don't ask you if you want the inside-surface one...
     
  14. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    I wear glasses most of the time while computing, and I've never noticed glare from my glossy screen. Even outdoors, I just turn up the brightness.
     

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