Glossy vs Matte reassurance

dmaxdmax

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 26, 2006
638
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I fretted over this issue, spending nearly 1/2 hour on each screen at the Apple Store. I went w/matte since I knew reflections would drive me nuts.

My matte screen looks amazing in part because in real life I'm not doing an A-B comparison. I'm just using a kick-ass (does that need a hyphen?) machine with a great display.

My advice is to look at each screen for a minute, but NOT side by side. Then go with your gut and save the fretting for issues with greater downside. I suspect 95% of people will make a fine choice and I'm sure that agonizing won't increase that percentage significantly. It might lower it.

Enjoy whatever you get!
 

Estelio

macrumors newbie
Aug 21, 2007
22
0
I agree, just go into an Apple store and your answer will appear within seconds.
 

Muncher

macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2007
1,465
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California
Only problem there is that there is no matte for the imac, otherwise I would have gotten that version. I've heard that glossy screens can strain your eyes. Oh, well, it's too late for me now, I guess. :p