Matte verses Glossy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jamin., Feb 3, 2008.

  1. jamin. macrumors regular

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    Whats the difference?

    I will be buying the new update MBP.

    I will eventually be using it at College as I will be studying Digital Design in Graphic Art, Video, WebDesign etc..

    What does everyone recommend?
     
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    I personally prefer matte. Try to search around in the forum, this topic has been beaten to death.
     
  3. bchamorro macrumors regular

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    Get glossy if you're going to be watching movies, playing games, and general use.


    Get matte if your notebook is for work. If you're a graphic design artist, video editor, etc...

    I record audio, but I use my MBP for playing games, movies, and college. I got glossy.

    Colors look richer in glossy.
     
  4. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    I love my glossy screen, but people tend to prefer matte for art/design work.
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    The glossy really boasts the colors, but there will be a glare with any fair amount of light and acts as a mirror half the time. The matte screen doesn't give off a glare, but the colors are not boasted as much as with the glossy.
     
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  7. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    My perspective on this is to do with dust. The glossy screen on my MacBook is an insane dust magnet and it takes a lot of effort to get it off because the bezel is quite deep.

    Matte screens don't get as dusty and don't show the dust like glossy ones do. For this reason alone I'd always get matte.
     
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  9. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    If you're doing design, don't you want your colors to pop? That's just my opinion.
     
  10. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    My gf has a glossy screen,when your outside or somewhere bright if your not looking directly square on to the screen you cant see jack sh*t, go matte
     
  11. Wallace86 macrumors regular

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    Get glossy. I have no personal experience with MBPs, but from reading hundreds of pages/forumns on this topic, glossy seems to be the wise choice.
     
  12. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a

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    They both have their pros and cons, but for me, the pros on matte outweigh that of the glossy, so I say matte. I want to be able to see my screen where ever I am.
     
  13. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    I just had to note the irony of your starting a glossy v. matte thread after the "too many MBP update questions" thread you started. This might be the second-most commonly asked question on this forum. :D
     
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    I would rather kill myself than get a glossy screen
     
  16. pointycollars macrumors regular

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    It's true that the blacks look richer and the colors are slightly more saturated on the glossy screens, but the glare you get from them in most environments, indoor or outdoor, i would say, negates any benefit that they have. I'm in design, and people I know who use them do complain about the glare. I also have a friend who's a photographer who uses a 17" hi-res MBP and loves it, and has no problem with the color depth on it, if that says anything.
     
  17. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Glossy = grrr!

    Reflections are so annoying.
    But I will agree with those who don't need it for photography etc that the colour boost in glossy is great. It's just not for me. If you can live with reflections then get glossy :)
     
  18. bov macrumors 6502

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    Glossy just looks so much more brilliant than Matte. I dont even notice or mind the glare much at all..
     
  19. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    not true, glossy is brighter outdoor
     
  20. mowlavie91 macrumors newbie

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    Matte verses Glossy

    hi guys, i was just wondering whether glossy or matte was better. Can u guyz post some pics of them both please. Thanks a lot:D
     
  21. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone ever compiled a "most asked questions on MacRumors" survey? I'm sure this would be in the top three.

    OP - search the forum please - it's been done to death.

    SL
     
  22. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    This and "What's the name of that screensaver?"
     
  23. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Anyway as I was saying...

    Matte screen.

    But yes do a search.
     

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