Glossy film for Macbook Pro Unibody 15

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  1. wbyung macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    I would like to get a glossy film for the laptop. I don't really like the glass reflections on the new MBP. I was a Macbook white user and now this laptop look like matte to me.

    I wanna know if there is any glossy protective films out there for unibody MBP? I'd like to keep the glossy characteristic but reduce the glare I have on the glass.
     
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  3. wbyung thread starter macrumors member

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  4. genmic macrumors regular

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    How would applying a "glossy" film reduce any of the reflections? Glossy means it won't diffuse light, so the only reason to apply it to a MBP would be for scratch protection not visibility.
     
  5. wbyung thread starter macrumors member

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    I'd like to know why Macbook White's glossy has less glare than the glass of the latest machines.
     
  6. isaki87 macrumors regular

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    because there isnt a piece of glass on front.
     
  7. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    but adding a glossy cover over the glass won't help anything at all.
     
  8. isaki87 macrumors regular

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    What I meant is that the glass panel on the UMBP attracts more glare and than the White MB without the glass panel. The UMBP in the environments that I use it, is a straight up mirror, and my old non unibody MBP with the glare panel isn't as bad, and works. Thus the Powersupport film on my UMBP and UMB.
     
  9. wbyung thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you mean their anti-glare film?

    They've just introduced crystal if I've not mistaken.
     
  10. isaki87 macrumors regular

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    yep.

    This is what I am talking about.

    I purchased mine from TAS, and they say they're liquid crystal filters.
     
  11. wbyung thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry for the typo previously. They are selling both anti-glare and crystal films at this time.

    How do you find the anti-glare film? How does it affect the clarity and stuff?
     
  12. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I don't know how a glossy screen is to glossy for you, but Power support also has some other non anti-glare that might work? Still a little confused those as if you went from a macbbok with a glossy display to a MBP with a glossy display they should be no difference in gloss.
     
  13. isaki87 macrumors regular

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    I think these films are great, and they do what they are supposed to do, reduce glare. There is minimal quality loss and that is to be expected. However, there is some grain on light backgrounds, on dark backgrounds the graininess is not an issue. Ill post up some pics in a bit.
     

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