Macbook Pro 2006 15 Inch Matt Display?

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  1. macNewbie02 macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    Yesterday I had the Opportunity to use 2006 Macbook Pro 15 Inch - I would like to know whether it was a glossy or matt screen? I think it was matt scren and I really liked it! What do you think about the display quality compared to today's macbook pro screens? It was matt and not high res(1440x900).

    Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    How are we supposed to know?
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    The 2006 MBP has a matter screen, just like the 2007 and 2008 MBPs. Only the late 2008 15" MBP has a glossy only screen.
    Current MBPs offer anti-glare screens for the 15" (1680 x 1050 pixel) and 17" (1920 x 1200) MBP for an additional 50 USD fee.
    The screen in current MBPs is also much better than the 2006 MBP's screen.
     
  4. macNewbie02 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how can I know if the macbook has the matt display?(I'm on the system right now) using 10.5.8.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    When there is no black bezel or glass upon the display, it is a matte / anti-glare model Indicated by a silver bezel).
    If the optical disk drive (ODD) is in the front right, it is a matte model, if it is on the right, it is a Unibody Mac.

    More can be found via www.everymac.com.
     
  6. macNewbie02 thread starter macrumors regular

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    it's not black bezel - however, don't all the macbook pro 2006 come like this even if configured glossy?(in other words: did the 2006 macbook pro had black bezel?)
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    My bad, glossy was an available option even for the Aluminium MBPs, but without a black bezel of course.
    Can you see your reflection in the screen quite clearly or is it rather mushy/blurry? If it is the latter, it is matte.
     
  8. macNewbie02 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't see the reflection however, I'm not sure whether it's matt. Maybe we can tell by the maximum resolution which is 1440x900 (maybe it came only in matte option that year ?)
     
  9. Interstella5555, Apr 20, 2012
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    Ahhh the 2006 MBP...my first Mac and Laptop...good times. As far as I know they only offered matte in 2006 for the MBPs, however after I bought my Rev 1.1 in Jan I didn't pay a lot of attention. The screen isn't as good as my late 2011 8.2, but that's hardly surprising given the hi-res/glossy, but even without displays have gotten significantly better over the last 6 years.
     
  10. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Fur realz?
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Little known fact - Rev 1.1 shipped with Retina displays.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you look at the screen you can tell if it's matte by the slightly rough finish. The glossy panel has a smooth finish.
     
  13. Lisa89 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2007 lowres matte 15" (the same of the 2006 one i guess), and must say it still looks quite good. Of course, my brand new highres AG screen looks better, but if you look at the price... I'm still happy with my 2007 one...
     
  14. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Why are you asking this question? Just LOOK at the screen. Anti-glare and glossy are very different. If you're not seeing annoying reflections in bright light then it's not glossy.
     
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