Well, it looks like I'm going to go all out and get the 15". My question now, though, is what display to get? Coming from an iMac, this is my first MBP. Is it worth the extra $90 for the Hi-Res glossy? What about the $135 for the Hi-Res matte?
Its glossy but not glass... its not matte.Does anyone know what screen the November 2007 2.2 ghz Black Macbook has? I can't really tell whether it's Matte or glossy. I can see reflections various times. Just not sure.
1) http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/14/macbook-pro-core-i7-review/Since I don't live near an Apple store and the local Best Buy only had glossy, I've looked at some side-by-side comparisons of the matte vs. glossy via the Internet. From that, I've got a couple questions ...
1) Is there a review or comparison of the 2010 models? The reviews/articles I found were from 2009.
2) In these reviews, I noticed that the matte version had a silver boarder whereas the glossy border was black. Is the same true for the 2010 models?
3) I read more than a couple articles that mentioned the colors being "dim" or the brightness seemingly "turned down" in the matte versions. Is this true for the 2010 models?
Glossy displays show truer and richer colors than matte displays. The reason few people care is that the difference is small enough that only photo editors mind the loss of richness.I don't plan on using it to edit photos. Just curious, though, as to why you recommend the glossy if I were to edit?
Stop spouting off BS. Almost everything you just wrote is untrue.Glossy displays show truer and richer colors than matte displays. The reason few people care is that the difference is small enough that only photo editors mind the loss of richness.
Thank you for that. Such a nice environment here.Stop spouting off BS. Almost everything you just wrote is untrue.
To the OP - some people like glossy, some people like matte, some people have no preference. There is just about literally nothing we can tell you about which screen is right for you, the only way to decide is to see them both in real life with your own eyes. This topic has been discussed to death. There's nothing to say about it other than it's personal preference and you have to see them both and decide which one you personally like better.
The glossy screens that aren't glass (i.e. MacBook, MBA), are very scratch prone. I've had a Plastic MB for 2 years. I now have a 13" MBP with the glass, and it is very resistant to scratches and other things. It cleans a lot easier than the non glass.Is the glossy screen prone to scratches? Do people have any trouble with this?
But what you said is false. Matte screens are preferred by editing people because it more color accurate after calibration. The colors on a glossy screen pop more and all that good stuff, but the trade off is inaccurate color representation (for when you print photos or display movies, etc). I prefer matte, but I have used a glossy screen and the glare didn't bother me as much as I thought it would.Thank you for that. Such a nice environment here.
I was considering getting a glossy, because I didn't think it would bother me. Anyway, I tried writing some papers on my gf's glossy mbp to see... it was waaay too reflective & distracting. I clearly do not work in environments where glossy would be a good choice, and will gladly pay extra for the matte.In your case, it's really about the look (black bezel / or silver) and whether reflections would bother you (enough to pay extra $).
I'd definitely get the hi-res, but opt for glossy.