HALLELUJAH! No more Matte vs. Glossy Threads!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andrewdale, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Well, now with the glass/glossy display on everything, we can kiss those annoying questions goodbye! (With the exception of people buying from used/refurb places.)

    Personally, I'm sad at the loss of matte. I love it. But, all changes, and we'll get used to it!

    So. You wanna know if you should get matte or glossy! GUESS WHAT!

    Glossy.
     
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  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I agree; I hate my glossy display. I don't like the reflections it gives under certain lighting conditions.
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    Now the question will be: "How can I get my glossy display to be a matte finish?" :)

    I envision that market will grow! I know I would want some sort of filter on mine.
     
  5. ManWithhat macrumors regular

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    Although I probably would have chosen the glossy display anyways, I'm sad that I can no longer pick.
     
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I can't wait for the "OMGZ I WANT MATTE :mad::eek::mad::eek: one1111!!!!!one!" threads.
     
  7. andrewdale thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, my heart will always be with matte. It's just easier when it comes to light/reflections.

    Maybe I should go into the matte filter business.
     
  8. netdog macrumors 603

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    A lot of photographers aren't going to like this.
     
  9. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    I personally can't believe they're not offering Matte displays anymore. Even worse, it seems like the new ACD is glossy as well! So much for catering to Pro users. Good job Apple.
     
  10. andrewdale thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, my wife won't be happy. She really wanted a matte laptop, but at the same time wants something *new.*

    So, I guess maybe pros will have to change what they feel is "pro."
     
  11. shiato storm macrumors member

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    as a photographer this is not the best news no.
    as an extreme measure to others I suggest a very fine grain sand paper and see what you can do to get the gloss off the screen... ;)
     
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  13. andrewdale thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you misunderstood my rejoicing.

    I'm not happy that matte is gone.

    I'm happy that I don't have to see 50 posts per day about which is better.
     
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  15. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I liked those posts. :( Bashing glossy screens is fun.
     
  16. shiato storm macrumors member

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    yeah but now there's going to be 50 posts a second on 'why haven't they got a matte screen' rather than the matte or glossy Q's...
     
  17. rjp macrumors regular

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    haha. Very funny! The gloss is not "on the screen", the matte is "on the screen". But then this has already been debated so much. I agree with you that making a glossy screen into a matte would be somewhat like taking sandpaper to it. The glossy may give strong reflections in some situations, but it is "clearly" the more optically pure.
     
  18. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Fail Steve, epic fail.
     
  19. logicsuggests macrumors member

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    "Phil: You offset the reflection by the brightness, and consumers love it."

    That’s right, professional consumers love it. Apple said so.
     
  20. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    Now there will be threads about not have matte displays.
     
  21. Fogtripper macrumors member

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    edit: strike that. Invisishield does not cover the laptop screen.




    That's rather odd.
     
  22. andrewdale thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's very true. And as others have said, more questions about "how to make it a matte screen."
     
  23. MBX macrumors 65816

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    ****! No more matte!!

    Q: Are you going to have matte screens or just go with glossy glass ones? How about with reflection problems?

    A: Just glass, and we’re going to compensate for the reflection from pushing more light through the back. And, since these are notebooks, you can position it any way you want.

    WTF Apple WTF?!!
     
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  25. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    For goodness sake


    I'm going to check these out at the reseller when there in


    Matte ;-(((((((((((((((((((((((((((
     

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