Huh? This is GLOSSY??

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  1. shreddy macrumors regular

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    Well I've just unpacked my MBP... after waiting 3 weeks due to ordering a 17" GLOSSY I'm a little concerned cos I think the screen is in fact a MATTE! :eek: Is there a 100% sure fire way to check - like the screen part number (where do I find this?)??

    It is indeed a fine screen, but I'm just not convinced it's glossy. Plus the brightness keeps going up and down of its own accord even as I type this. I'll do a search to see if there's threads about that already.

    OK so here's some pics:

    Here you can see the MBP & my alu iMac behind it. Spot the difference in glossiness?

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    This one shows relections off my old Vaio S2XP glossy (S270 in the US?), comapred to the MBP:

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    And here you can see diffused light on the screen, which to me is screaming out "THIS IS A MATTE SCREEN, DUH!" :p

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    What do you folks think? Am I going mad? :eek:
     
  2. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Looks like a matte to me. The glossy's really are glossy.
     
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  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I'm outside and using a MacBook, and it definitely looks matte to me. If it were glossy, you would know it.
     
  5. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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  6. johnellisdm macrumors member

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    prolly your best bet is to read the matte vs. glossy thread and hope that it convinces you to be happy with matte :rolleyes:
     
  7. zerohp macrumors member

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    I received my 17" glossy today. You have a matte screen, its not even close.
     
  8. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    What?
     
  9. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    Your issue with the brightness going up and down is probably the "Automatically adjust brightness" setting in the Display control panel...at least I think that is where it is...
     
  10. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    Note: the brightness will adjust automatically according to many factors (by default - you can change them in system preferences):

    - Dimming display when using battery.
    - Dimming display just before display sleep.
    - dimming/brightening display according to ambient light.

    If you don't like any of these features go to system preferences.
     
  11. sjb macrumors regular

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    I agree that it doesn't look glossy. Maybe both of you can compare model #'s on the box (I think that is how you can differentiate glossy vs matte).
     
  12. TEG macrumors 604

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    Call Apple and demand a replacement. I'll bet you dime to a doughnut that someone out there ordered a matte screen and got a glossy.

    TEG
     
  13. shreddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    GRRRRRRRRRRRRR.... :mad:

    I just can't believe after waiting 3 very very long weeks to the day that they actually screwed up my order :eek: It should say GLOSSY (or GL?) somewhere on the label on the box right? Doesn't.

    Presumably if I get them to correct this mistake I'm going to be MBP-less as they'll want this one back before they ship a new one? And the UK store is still showing 2-3 week delays on 17" glossies :(
     
  14. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    I'm willing to bet that if you're nice enough and you get a nice person, they'll let you keep the MBP until you get your new one.
     
  15. Achiever macrumors 6502

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    When I bought my 15" MBP a few weeks ago from an Apple Retail store I requested a glossy, too. Guy gave me a box that was not marked glossy or matte. He went to check in the back and was allegedly told that a box that does not delineate matte or glossy contains a glossy as that is the default. I found this to be untrue when I came home to find a matte monitor inside.

    Frankly, I have grown to enjoy my matte, but to each their own. I would suggest looking at the box itself. Does it specifically state glossy? If not, you are holding a matte. I believe a box with a glossy monitor would specifically state glossy on the product description on the box.
     
  16. TEG macrumors 604

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    Exactly, and if you make a big enough of a fuss, they will overnight it to you and perhaps give you a discount.

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  17. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    ha sucks.
    ya looks matte as the glossy when its off you can use it as a mirror almost:cool:
     
  18. shreddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup that was that one... one problem down lol
     
  19. skiesforme macrumors 6502

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    Get mad on Apple to thrash them and get a handsome discount for their mistake. It's a Matte !!
    I have a glossy MBP and a MB. So I have no doubt it's a Matte. Glossy is like a mirror. If you flash your camera on it, you would get startled by the reflection :D
     
  20. shreddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I have to bottle up my anger until 8am now as the store is now closed. Maybe not a bad thing as I'll probably be somewhat more civil in the morning! ;)

    Maybe I should at least push for a 5400 -> 7200 upgrade hehe
     
  21. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    its beyond me why anyone would even WANT a glossy screen:rolleyes:
     
  22. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered a glossy, thank you.

    It's just personal preference.
     
  23. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    Here we go again... :)
     
  24. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    hey if you like seeing your reflection in your monitor be my guest..i just dont get it
     
  25. Animalk macrumors 6502

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    The glossy vs. matte fanboyism is getting very old very fast.

    That is a matte screen in the OP. I chose glossy out of personnal preference. Not because it makes me a better person.
     

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