MBPro Comparative Input

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by astudentis, Oct 20, 2008.


The New MBP screen is

  1. More reflective, more annoying

  2. Same reflectiveness compared to old glossy, okay

    0 vote(s)
  3. More refelctive, okay because of LED brightness

  1. astudentis macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007

    I do not have an apple store near where I live and i was hoping to purchase a MBP soon. I am a little worried about the glass screen ( i am not a big fan of glare/reflectiveness ). I was wondering, compared to the last version of MBP with glossy screen, are the new ones more glossy/reflective, Is it more annoying?

    If anyone has done this comparison, your input will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    If you're wanting a comparison of old glossy versus new glossy, I think the consensus is that the new ones are ultra-glossy--far more prone to reflections, much more like mirrors.

    I went to an Apple Store this last weekend and was astonished at just how glossy these new things are. They far exceed what I've seen before from glossy displays. I suppose this effect was intentional; it certainly is attention-getting.
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    the LED is a lot better

    yes it is glossy but looks wonderful. Far less glare which makes sense if you think how it works. I bought my last MBP in matte, but I have no bad feelings going to glossy. In addition, I am buying the new LED 24 inch cinema display which is glossy. I think when people actually COMPARE these things, the difference is amazing just how much better the LED is than LCD.
  4. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    Do you realize that the Penryn generation had LED matte screens? Yes, LED backlit displays in matte.

    I tried turning the brightness up on one of those new glossy monstrosities and still saw reflections in darker areas, reflections I would never see on a matte screen. Moreover, I often like to work with my brightness turned down so that my eyes aren't being blasted with bright light all the time. I don't want to have to wear sunglasses while working.
  5. astudentis thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007
    i am not a big fan for flashy/relective products

    I need a computer that looks nice, has plenty of graphics power, and doesnt hurt my eyes while working on it for hours

    so what would be better, to buy the previous MBP or the new ones??
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I have to say after having my new MBP for a couple days now, the glass track pad is far more annoying than any reflections in the screen. Hopefully Apple will refine the s/w for the trackpad to make a "virtual button" at the rear of the track pad, i.e., an area where your finger movements don't register unless you click the pad.

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