Glossy or antiglare?

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  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Assuming apple will release MBP soon. I was just wondering what everyone is getting? Will it be glossy or antiglare? I understand that 13 inch doesn't offer this option yet. Hopefully.. maybe in next update or in the future.

    But, people who are buying 15 inch and 17 inch, which one are you guys buying? Antiglare or glare?

    Please give me an advice. Thanks.
     
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    It really depends on your needs and wants for the machine, not other people's. Have you looked at the current glossy and antiglare screens side by side? Maybe that's where you should start to compare the two.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you don't care, just pick which one is cheaper.
     
  4. brendu macrumors 68020

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    one vote for antiglare. I wish I had the option for it on my 13" mbp
     
  5. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    Glossy will make images pop but anti-glare will save your sanity.
     
  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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  7. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

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    I like my glossy screen, but there are times I wish for matte. Especially when reading for an extended period or if there is any light behind me shining on the screen.
     
  8. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    Glossy if you're looking for that whoa factor when it comes to colours and images just popping out at you.
     
  9. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    i would kill for my 13'' mbp to be anti glare
     
  10. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    The glossy makes the letters look blacker for some reason; which I like, other than that; I see no real advantage.

    I'm always sitting next to table lamp. There's a TV in the room and I can always see the reflection of the lamp in the TV, but not in my MBP since it's matte. I often wonder if I could put up with the image of the lamp in my MBP screen too.
     
  11. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I forgot. They don't even have a matte 13", right?
     
  12. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    I cant stand anti-glare anymore. Makes colors look faded to me.
     
  13. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you calibrated your display to match the way your eyes see colors? I did that to mine and it made a HUGE difference.
     
  14. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I enjoy the glossy screen and with my usage I have never had a problem with glare ... plus it is easy to keep clean
     
  15. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    This divides people like almost nothing else but in the end it`s just down to personal preference and budget.
    I do think anti-glare should be a no-cost option for those who want it but it`s currently tied to HR.
     
  16. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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  17. amoergosum macrumors 6502

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    If you want to edit photos and videos >>> matte all the way.
     
  18. jimmyhii macrumors member

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    IMO, it's anti-glare FTW!!! :D :D i don't know about you, but i find the silver bezel better looking than the black. AND you don't get horrible reflections ^^
     
  19. teenheat macrumors newbie

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    do they usually have some with anti-glare in the apple stores to look at?
     
  20. Kehletten macrumors newbie

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  21. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    They usually have one 17" and one 15" with the anti-glare option. The high res anti glare 15" is what I have and I love it. 1680x1050 all the way!
     
  22. teenheat macrumors newbie

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    thanks!

    the glare really is bothering me, but first i have to see the AG screen in person.
    so that i can decide which to get for me 2011 mbp ;)
     
  23. vnle macrumors 6502

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    I have the 17" hi res as well as a 24" ACD so one can say that I have the best of both worlds. :p However, comparing the 2 screens side by side, I have to say the ACD looks much better - the colors are so much brighter. The AG by itself looks very nice too but I keep missing the brightness of both the colors and the screen whenever I see a glossy macbook pro around (and that's a lot!). Also, I think the black boarder looks much better then the silver benzel. I'm definitely going glossy on my next mbp .... maybe .... :confused:
     
  24. alexandero macrumors regular

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    Antiglare. Not having an antiglare option in the upcoming MBP would make me purchase an older refurbished one instead, and hope that Apple will release a new antiglare mbp within 2-3 years.
     

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