Glossy vs Matte reassurance

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dmaxdmax, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502

    dmaxdmax

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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!
     
  2. Estelio macrumors newbie

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    I agree, just go into an Apple store and your answer will appear within seconds.
     
  3. Muncher macrumors 65816

    Muncher

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    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
     
  4. Estelio macrumors newbie

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    You can get a 3M screen sheild to dim the reflections down.
     
  5. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

    vicious7

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    Has anyone tried this product? Does it affect the visuals detrimentally? I'm curious :)
     

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