Is the anti-glare display "fuzzier"?

benj07

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Oct 26, 2007
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Hi all,

To anyone who has the anti-glare display: does the picture seem "fuzzier" than the glossy screens? I'm contemplating AG vs. glossy. Most matte screens I have seen have some level of visual noise. This seems like a deal-breaker to me, but I haven't seen any other posts about the issue.

Thanks!
 

aeboi

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Sep 20, 2009
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Hi all,

To anyone who has the anti-glare display: does the picture seem "fuzzier" than the glossy screens? I'm contemplating AG vs. glossy. Most matte screens I have seen have some level of visual noise. This seems like a deal-breaker to me, but I haven't seen any other posts about the issue.

Thanks!
Not that it matters but in perfect lighting, the glossy screen will have a clearer look than the antiglare due to the nature of normal matte screens. Not a deal breaker at all. Matte is better overall for most lighting conditions.
 

Rithem

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Jun 29, 2008
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Not at all. Coming from the glossy screen on my MBP I love the replaced AG screen that replaced it.
 

C64

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Sep 3, 2008
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Got one yesterday. Everything is very sharp, no problems there. But in my experience everything is either way too bright, or all the colors are very dull/faded. Haven't found a brightness setting yet that gives me good/full colors without blinding whites.

I'd really advise you to keep looking for a store that has both on display so you can compare them yourself, or maybe a friend/acquaintance. Would've saved me a lot of doubting and eventually the dilemma I'm facing now.
 

neteng101

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Jan 7, 2009
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Compare 17" in store, they are the same resolution. Yes, IMO, matte is fuzzy, lacking the crispness and sharpness of the glossy.
 

h1r0ll3r

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Dec 28, 2009
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Hi all,

To anyone who has the anti-glare display: does the picture seem "fuzzier" than the glossy screens? I'm contemplating AG vs. glossy. Most matte screens I have seen have some level of visual noise. This seems like a deal-breaker to me, but I haven't seen any other posts about the issue.

Thanks!
I think the display isn't quite as crisp as the glossy. I too contemplated the AG over the glossy but wound up sticking with the glossy instead. really like how the screen pops and seems more vibrant looking than the AG screen. I'm sure you can adjust the settings if you get the AG screen but I really like the glossy for its clarity.
 

sadcamper

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May 19, 2010
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I think most of us went through this dilemma...when looking at them in the store, there's no doubt that the glossy looks sharper.

That being said, when you get the matte home...you no longer have a direct comparison, and the screen no longer looks "fuzzier"...it's actually quite a beautiful display.
 

1=1?

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Jun 1, 2010
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Looks much sharper to me. I like my glossy, but if the antiglare had protection over it I would have went for it.
 

l.a.rossmann

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May 15, 2009
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Yes. I prefer the older style matte LCDs on the A1226/A1260 Macbook Pros, or the glossy ones on newer Macbook Pros with the glass removed. The glass has no place being there.
 
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