Matte or glossy

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  1. dmsee macrumors member

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    I have this laptop I am looking at, and its matte not glossy, is there really an advantage having a glossy one? or nothing to worry about?
    Is it really noticable?
    Whats glossy for ?
     
  2. Pees330 macrumors 6502

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    There are a lot of other threads that people talked about this. Glossy are more for if you're into watching movies/gaming. Matte is more for if you need true colors like for photo editing. In the end it just comes down to preference, so you should check them out at an Apple store or wherever. I decided to get the matte with my new MBP today.
     
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  4. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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    I have a glossy screen myself on my 15" SR MBP.. loving it very much.
    It's much more vibrant than the matte screen, colors are more saturated. But I can see reflections if I use it in a bright place..
     
  5. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    i've been using a glossy screen since forever... my recently purchased refurb SR MBP is a matte
     
  6. skiffx macrumors 6502a

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    and? do you prefer matte now because you got tired of seeing relfections or youd go back to glossy? what was the reason behind it?
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    If you are girl get glossy as it doubles up as a good mirror,if not go matte
     
  8. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    I've never owned a glossy, but from all the comments about reflections at certain angles and stuff like that would compel me towards the matte screen; if I was in the market for one that is. ;)
     
  9. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    I love this mate vs glossy thread, my old annoying friend who comes around from time to time. :D
    I'm not in the graphic business so I got a glossy one.
    The colors are rich and the blacks are deep.
    Gorgeous display!
     
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  11. DrSteven macrumors newbie

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    had the glossy macbook for a looong time.

    i really missed the anti-glare matte. so thats what i went with yesterday.
     
  12. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    oh well, just got bored.:D
    seriously, the color reproduction with the matte is more natural for me.. and i need it.:)
     
  13. DocSmitty macrumors regular

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    Ok.. think I got this one resolved for good...

    [​IMG]
     
  14. skiffx macrumors 6502a

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    haha excellent point :D
     
  15. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    ah..so its a favorite color argument now..

    i like blue..no red!

    I see what you did there..
     
  16. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I wish...

    I wish a screen could do both Matte or Glossy with a toggle, complete with multi-touch, and self-cleaning feature with anti-scratch technology. It just hasn't been invented yet by Apple.
     
  17. UmichAg macrumors member

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    So, if I occasionally work outside on my porch, then I assume that Matte is the way to go?
     
  18. skiffx macrumors 6502a

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    Brilliant :) Like those glasses that dim once you walk outside
     
  19. skiffx macrumors 6502a

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    I believe so.
     
  20. DocSmitty macrumors regular

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    Actually I just think that the Glossy folks are evil. Hence red ;)
     
  21. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    is it because most PC laptops use glossy screen? hmmm:D
     
  22. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    For me I love glossy because its easier on my eyes to read text especially word and safari.

    But I love the matte because of pictures/movies.

    Since I read more than I watch movies and look at pictures I would go with the glossy. Also some prefer movies on glossy.
     
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