New MacBook Pro, what screen to choose?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrGando, May 13, 2010.

  1. MrGando macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Hello guys,

    I'm a Computer Science Student ( Software Engineering ).

    Currently I have a previous generation 13'' MacBook Pro. I want to change it because I find the 13'' screen to small to program "on the go", which is something I tend to do :

    a) University
    b) Cofee
    c) Some Friend house

    So, I need more space in my screen to code with two windows opened, so Hi-Res screen is no doubt the best choice for me. (IMHO, unless someone has a good point ).

    But , I'm not sure If I should go glossy or flat .

    Opinions ?
  2. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    There's hundreds of glossy vs antiglare threads.
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    I am looking at buying a 15" High-Res, too. And I'm gonna go with the Anti-glare because it's more practical. Currently, I would probably be fine with a glossy display, but I want to keep my future Macbook Pro for years to come and my computer needs will most likely change.

    At this time, I don't need to work in a lot of places (and therefore I would be fine with the glossy), but in the near future I think I will, which is why I am going to buy the AG.
  4. MrGando thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Well I searched with no apparent results. Maybe de model is too new ? please provide links ?
  5. MrGando thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Yeah I think it's the safest bet!
  6. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2010
    You've got a far larger issue than what laptop to buy. You're a computer science major, you're on this forum, and you can't find ANY threads on antiglare vs. glossy screens? Dude, forget the laptop. You should reconsider your career choices. Seriously.
  7. hypebeast macrumors member

    May 12, 2010
    You didn't search at all. There are plenty of links out there with a simple MRoogle search. It wasn't hard to do.

    Or if you want, you can go straight to MRoogle and type in Glossy vs Anti Glare, I've done it here for you.

    Don't worry about the older posts, all the anti-glare is the same. You already decided you wanted Hi-Res so just focus on the glossy vs anti-glare.

    I won't be as harsh as diablo2112 is, but you really need to just search for common problems and decisions. As he stated, there are hundreds of threads, all you have to do is a little search. That wasn't too hard now was it?
  8. MrGando thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Sorry diablo2112,

    I tried Matte vs Glossy, but got only crap. Didin't know that the debate key name was Glare vs Anti-Glare. ( English is not my foreign language ).

    I specified my career because I want to know if someone has actually done some coding using Anti-Glare, or high resolution, and to know what did they think about it. Maybe the HD makes the font-size small etc.
  9. avediswolf macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2008
    MR. Oogle is on drugs.

    Anyway, If you have an apple store nearby, check them both out for yourself.

    I went with the Anti Glare because of less eye strain. I love it.

    I did have a Windoze PC with a glossy screen and hated it. The only thing I found useful on a glossy screen was to see if someone was standing behind me.
  10. rawd macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2008
    Go High Res. Everytime I go back to using my wifes standard res for something, I crack up how funny it looks.
  11. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
  12. Kavier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
  13. kyleh613 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    Actually to be fair, I know a lot of computer science majors that are horrible with computers outside of programming.
  14. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2010
    This explains so much. Oh, does it explain so much.

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