Glossy or Hi-Res Glossy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Morrile, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Morrile macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Are there any major difference between the Glossy or Hi-Res Glossy screens other than the screen resolution?

    Still toying between those and retina...

    Morrile:confused:
     
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    Typing on my High-Res AG MBP :)
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Im typing on a crappy Windows PC at work :(

    At home, I type on a lovely Retina MBP 15".
     
  6. Neodym macrumors 68000

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    A retina display beats any glossy (Apple) display hands down!
     
  7. tRYSIS3 macrumors member

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    i was in the same boat as you ,and finally decided to go with a base 15" retina ,loving it so far!
     
  8. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    The recent high res screens suck. Terrible contrast ratio and blue cast on profile. Mine even had a jittery backlight. Gave me headaches. It is a lottery. LG is just the pits right now as the Samsungs I have seen in hi-res are super nice. I ended up with a Samsung 1440x900. I got out of the game. Either get a retina or regular res. I have not seen any Samsung Hi-res screens in a while. I see about 2-5 a week.
     
  9. twietee macrumors 603

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    Interesting, you talk about the hi-res ag cMBPs, right? Never heard about an issue with these - what a bummer!
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I think it just depends on what lighting you are going to be using your Mac in. I have a 17" cMBP with the Glossy screen..It's used in darker environments with the odd spotlight here and there. If I was using it in sunlight etc, I think I'd have opted for the non-glossy screen.
     
  11. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Truly only my opinion. I am very sensitive to color shifts and used to hardware calibrated displays so I may have a lower tolerance for such things. Just try to see one and validate the manufacturer before buying (ie. you will more than likely be getting an LG) Which even sucks to say as they make stellar desktop panels. I am using an Eizo AH-IPS from them right now and it is nice. Granted more goes into the end result than just the panel.
     
  12. Morrile thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks

    Many thanks folks for your valuable input,

    As my eye's are slowing going and the need for glasses I think the Retina would be too small regarding text, so I have decided 99.9% on the 15" Hi-Res but I will check them out in store before making the final purchase.

    Then I upgrade the RAM to 16Gb with a 512Gb SSD :D

    Morrile
     
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    I think you will be very happy with those upgrades.
     
  14. Schranke macrumors 6502

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    i loved my old cMBP with a high-ress display.
    Never had a problem with the screen, and i were an early adopter.

    Now i have the rMBP and love that.
    if you for some reason not go for the rMBP at least get high-ress for for cMBP
     
  15. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Actually, you can use the retina in 1440x900, just like the low resolution MBP, except it'll have 4 pixels displaying as one, everything'll be sharper, not smaller. Think of it as iPhone vs iPhone 4, everything's the same size, simply sharper.
     

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