MBP vs. iMac screen

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  1. II AndyG33 II macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

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    Ok...
    So the glossy mbp vs. the new iMac glossy screen
    which one produces more reflections???
    or are they about the same???

    cuz i know the imac has a glass screen
    while the macbook pro just has a glossy coating

    im scared to buy a glossy and end up w/ major headaches
    my friend has a 2.8 aluminum imac
    that ive messed around with for a while
    and have seen no headaches

    but im not sure about the laptops
    i went to the apple store and check it out
    doesnt seem nearly as glossy as most pc glossy screens
    but i cant really decide inside a store...

    im trusting u guys to lead me in the right direction

    (not for professional use)
    (lots of text reading/writing)
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    When you went to the Apple Store, are you sure you looked at a "Glossy" screen and not a "Matte" screen?

    I have a MBP with a glossy and love it. I also use it with an external Apple 23"Cinema Display which is also Glossy and also love that.

    I suggest you make another trip to the Apple Store and compare the glossy to the matte screens. Then make your decision on which one you want.
     
  3. isauce macrumors regular

    isauce

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    You are right, the iMac has a glass cover, which reflects light more. However, it is used indoors so really it doesn't become a problem. A MBP will however will reflect a lot more. The MBP matte is a lot better, if you decide to take it out a lot with you. Hope that helps, good luck.
     
  4. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    The 23" ACD is glossy? Didn't know that.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    @OP: The iMac panel is 8-bit and it's like PVA. The MBP is 6-bit TN. PVA > TN. 8-bit > 6-bit.

    The ACD isn't glossy!
     
  6. CWallace macrumors 601

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    The iMac screen, because it is larger and because it also has a glass cover.

    I owned a 24" Al iMac and now own a 15" MBP with a glossy screen, so I speak from first-hand experience, having both side by side for about a week. :)

    I personally prefer the glossy screen because I like the more saturated colors. I now have a Dell 2408FPW and the colors are a bit more subdued then my iMac, however there are no real reflections.
     
  7. .michael macrumors regular

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    Gasp. Sike, i'm just messing.
    but really? why?

    Mac>PC
     
  8. II AndyG33 II thread starter macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

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    are u an idiot???
    apple cinema display dont even come in glossy!!!

    wow....
     
  9. II AndyG33 II thread starter macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

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    explain pleaseee
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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  11. AquaMethod macrumors member

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    Dell displays rock, that's why! I have the 2001FP hooked to my Mac Pro, and it's gorgeous. My MBP can't compare.

    Anyways, as others have said, take a trip to an Apple retailer and see the displays for yourself. You can get glossy-like screen protectors for your matte screen, and the benefit of that approach is that you can remove the protector whenever the glare gets too extreme.
     
  12. isauce macrumors regular

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    Dell monitors are quite nice, and its used by a lot of other Macrumor members. A hell of a lot cheaper than ACDs.
     
  13. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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