Macbook Pro (Late 2008) - College Glossy Screen Review

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DSchwartz88, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. DSchwartz88 macrumors 6502

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    Hey All,

    Since Im a college student, and bet many others on here are college students (or high school) im going to do a review of the screen in conditions people would be in normally in college. Just got the MBP tonight so this is sort of a preliminary but stay tuned here for more updates.

    Disclaimer: Before getting the new MBP I strictly used matte screens and hated the glossy screens

    --------Precision Aluminum Macbook Pro Glossy Screen Review Day 1--------

    Just got the MBP tonight, been working on getting all my files transfered over from a clone of my old drive. My room does not have direct light where I use my laptop, only a floor standing lamp about 5 feet away, so most to all of the light in my room is not direct.


    Right now im loving the glossy screen, when using it in my room I get absolutely no glare. In light situation the colors are strong and vibrant and I can see everything with no obstruction. In dark situations the screen truly shines, the screen almost outperforms my Sony XBR6, and that's a feat.

    Anyways, big test tomorrow, will keep you all updated.

    Thanks,
    Daniel
     
  2. goobimama macrumors regular

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    This is awesome! Looking forward to the rest of the review. Do post pictures and give us some opinions on passers-by as well.
     
  3. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    Will be good to hear about what it's like from the point of view of a college student. I don't think there will be many issue lights in my lecture theatres etc...
    Moving from a matte thinkpad I am interested to hear about use outside. The matte screen on this thinkpad is completely useless outside even when under a tree... I know there will be more reflections with the glossy but hopefully I can actually read the screen instead of have the light diffused everywhere like with the matte.
     
  4. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Some of you people need to chill out about the glossy screen. It really is nothing to worry about.

    PS: I use my new glossy MacBook in University just fine.
     

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