Matte vs. Glossy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aquahell, Feb 11, 2010.

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  1. aquahell macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
    Hey I'm gonna get the new MacBook Pro and I was wondering should I get glossy or matte? Which one is better?
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    They both perform the same.
    It comes down to your preference.
    If you want to read some previous debates, do a search...many pages of threads on this issue.
  3. MikeyJ57 macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2009
    I'm in the same boat. And if it helps.......both my daughters have MBPs. One has glossy, the other matte. Photos and movies/videos show up much nicer on the glossy screen, and the glare is not nearly as bad as you might expect. So, when the refresh comes, I'm going for glossy.
  4. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    Buy the matte one, glossy has too many reflections. :)
  5. PacMookBro macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2007
    I love how people get spontaneously motivated to post on MacRumors. :D
  6. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
    Depends, If you are crazy about the quality get the Matte, however, i feel that the Glossy has a better Image and the Laptop looks also better, the Matte one can be easily confused with Pre-unibody ones if you're not a MacBook Pro fan
  7. enberg macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2010
    Oh no, what if someone thought you had an old computer.
  8. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    Typing this from a glossy screen MBP

    Everyone always talks about the crisper sharper images on the glossy.

    If you get the matte chances are you'll get used to it and you won't notice any slight decrease in image sharpness because you won't have a glossy machine right next to it to compare to.

    But I guarantee that you will notice the reflections if you happen to get yourself stuck in non-ideal lighting conditions (which is extremely non-intuitive by the way - I've been in a sunny room like my office and had no problems and been in other places that I thought would be fine only to be plagued by reflections)

    Conclusion: get matte
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Please use one of the existing threads linked above.
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