Glossy: Yes it's really THAT bad and even WORSE

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MBX, Oct 28, 2008.

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  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Holy ****. So the first assumptions about the glossy were even worse than i thought.

    I had a glossy early 2008 MBP for a few weeks previously before these new redesigned models came out and even then i hated glossy. But now i got to play with the new ones and the glossy is even worse! I mean much worse! It's like "teh" hyper-glossy!

    Who said it's less glossy than the older glossy screens? WTF! NO!

    I tried to move and rotate the laptop however i wanted nothing helped really, even pointing it at black background didn't help as it was still reflecting myself in it.

    Who the hell at Apple really thinks this is good for creative pro's? I can't imagine doing any serious work on that. Even after a few min's of browsing the net my eyes started to hurt from squinting and trying to focus through all that glare and reflection.

    Just unbelievable.
  2. onesixeight macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    I totally second all your comments...

    I really wanted to like the new MBP, but I've decided I'm returning mine and keeping my old MBP.

    While it is bright and the colors are great, the glossy display is way too distracting for mobile use.

    I thought I could get use to it, but I just couldn't adjust after 10 days of use.
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I haven't been able to see a new MB or MBP yet, but I saw an iMac at Fry's yesterday. Holy mother of God was it reflective. I think it would produce glare in a black hole. I think all glossy is fine on the iPhone or iPods, when you can easily adjust angles and aren't looking at things for lengthy periods of time (and can easily find anti-glare covers). But these monitors all seem to be reflection nightmares. When you order any of these products, they should offer some anti-glare treatment (be it a coating or film) to get put on at the darn factory.
  4. mknawabi macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    oh jesus christ, still beating a dead horse, are we? Don't like it? DON'T BUY IT. It really is THAT simple.
  5. hithere macrumors member


    May 19, 2006
    I don't understand because people complain about comments on glossy screens. You are not obliged to read them. ;)
  6. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    I was at the store to buy a sleeve for my last gen MBP, and I went to try the new machines again. I compared them to the old MB, which had a glossy, and they ARE WORSE.

  7. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    You know, sharing experiences, whether positive or negative, is much more constructive than your post, which is nothing more than moaning about threads that you can simply walk away from. Don't like it? Don't read it. It really is THAT simple.


    noodle654: Was that you I was channeling just now? Spooky.

    phiberglass: I see you like your new MBP as much as dissing the threads of those who don't. Congrats on your purchase, but have respect for the rights of those who don't agree. And perhaps maybe you could appreciate that maybe having a choice isn't a bad idea. For example, you have the choice to follow the advice recently offered to mknawabi.

    Now, back to that dead horse.
  8. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    MBX is sharing his experience with the new MBP. If you see a thread like this, DONT READ IT. It is really THAT simple.

    brad.c....beat me to it!!
  9. phiberglass macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Stop posting these threads. If you don't like good then keep to yourself or do a search and see how many other threads are posted.
  10. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    I hope Apple is reading all this and thinking hard.

    I'm not sure what the fans of glossy think about this but if they want to make the glossy screens glossier that's fine by me but why take the option away? I don't believe that the glass lends any stiffness to the display enclosure. If there's sufficient strength for the aluminium display backing to bend or be stressed, the glass will crack first.
  11. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
  12. KilljoyPBN macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    What? Users that don't like the glossy only switch by Apple? This is news to me.
  13. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Agreed, this topic has been discussed in and out.
  14. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2007
    Wrong. People who like glossy should stop posting in these threads since they've already got the product they like.
  15. grafixman macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008
    Oh yet another person making a "glossy screen sucks" thread. First i can pretty much say this guy is not a professional. More than likely some kid who got his parents to buy him apple products cause he thought it would make him cool. Second he prolly only made this thread cause it was an easy way of getting someone to read one of his post for a change. "Boo Hoo Hoo Apple hasnt pleased me like it should cause im so special that a Billion dollar company should care about a nobody complainer like me." So go cry in a corner or shut the hell up if apple (who owes you nothing) didnt make you happy.
  16. sukanas macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2007
    in other words.. welcome to macrumors

    but seriously, this glossy complaint is getting annoying
  17. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    I love how the glossy haters say those who like glossy aren't allowed to post.

    Then they call say "Look at all these posts! Everyone hates glossy". :rolleyes:

    Yup, freedom at it's best as long as you don't contradict the complainers. :confused:
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Thread 34,361 on glossy displays. I think we're done here.

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