glossy vs antiglare vote

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim100, May 26, 2010.

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which do you prefer

  1. glossy

    255 vote(s)
    39.5%
  2. antiglare

    391 vote(s)
    60.5%
  1. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    ton of threads but no vote. lets put it to a vote.
     
  2. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    I voted glossy because the antiglare looks washed out.
     
  3. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

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    i wonder if the results would be different if AG was stock, and Glossy was introduced as an upgrade option.
     
  4. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone complains that the glossy has horrible glare and is dim. The antiglare just looks washed out to me and when light hits it, the screen is more unusable than the glossy in the same light. IMO of course.
     
  5. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

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    I voted glossy also.
    Anti Glare is cool in certain conditions, but I wouldn't want to live with that as my definite screen.
    for as good as glossy looks (even if in "ideal" conditions) it's a lot better than AntiGlare.
    I'd rather have glossy and have it look beautiful in the dark and reflective/not as beautiful at some times,
    than have Anti Glare and have it look decent at all times.
     
  6. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

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    right.
    reflective reflects things, but antiglare smudges the light and it blends together with all of what is on the screen.
    not appealing.
     
  7. After G macrumors 68000

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    I like antiglare - with glossy, i would have to add an antiglare filter and then the brightness would be the same anyway.

    My impressions were that people were split about halfway ... looks like more people like glossy from the poll. The sample size needs to be larger though.
     
  8. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    Yeh i played with my friends antiglare in all kids of lighting situations and its horrible. When the light hits it, it blends in and you cant see anything in that area.
     
  9. patrixl macrumors regular

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    Just got my AG 15" today, I can say I'm really happy I went for AG and hires, so I voted AG. It's my first matte screen laptop ever, unless you count my old Powerbook 3400...

    P
     
  10. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

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    Glossy strains my eyes when I read text for any decent period of time. I'm also one of the people who finds the reflections incredibly distracting and can't help but focus on them. For me, antiglare all the way!
     
  11. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

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    It's already been covered... Glossy High Res is the best way to go. :D
     
  12. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    Indoor dorm use, outside courtyard and college class room, train

    Top of my head of where it would most likely be.
     
  13. apple.gr macrumors regular

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    I received yesterday my Hi Res Glossy and I have no words. It's the best screen I've ever had.

    +1 for Glossy
     
  14. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    Glossy with a removable antiglare film (rarely use it though)
     
  15. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Anti-glare High Res you mean :)
     
  16. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    He meant what he said. Lol.
     
  17. SonicBoom1981 macrumors regular

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    I voted AntiGlare...

    Colours are not washed out.

    But go for whatever one you want. I got the one I like best and works best for me, having used both types before.

    It's a fact that both screens are different and serve differennt purposes, so one's not a better type than the other. So anyone that claims Glossy is crap or AntiGlare is crap is missing the point of there being two types.
     
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    Noooooo, not another AG vs Glossy thread!!!!!! :eek:
     
  19. Rithem macrumors 6502

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    If you look closely I'm sure that there are threads with a vote.
     
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  21. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    There are a couple threads with a vote; but anti-glare all the way - more natural looking (I find glossy displays to make everything look plastic). Personally, after using a Glossy display on the MacBook I had before this MBP; going back to the matte screen is amazing.
     
  22. iamrawr macrumors 6502

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    i'd get the anti-glare... with a black bezel cuz it looks nicer to me
     
  23. Amasashi macrumors member

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    I used to be really put off by the glossy only option from Apple, but after awhile I've come to love it. I position my iMac at home so that nothing reflects off the screen. The only time it's a problem is when I'm using my MacBook Pro out in the wild and I can't do anything about the surrounding lighting, but that's only once in awhile.
     
  24. HSJR macrumors member

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    I am wondering why there are too many threads comparing AG vs glossy screen and people can't make a decision. Is there any ultimate guide to help us decide which mac is fit for our use??
     

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