New MBP's Glossy or Matte

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrchainsaw5757, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. mrchainsaw5757 macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2006
    Since the newly updated MacBook Pro's I decided to indulge myself in one of these babies. I am just going to go for the low end 15". But the only part i cant decide is whether to get the Matte finish or the Glossy finish. Im a freelance graphic designer and i do some video editing. On apple website it says the glossy brings out the colors much better, but i always see everyone saying Matte is better. WHY!? which would you recommend? :confused:

  2. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
  3. squwish macrumors member


    Apr 17, 2007
    matte all the way! NO GLARE!:cool:
    If your only going to work in a dark room with no lights, then get the glossy
  4. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    the gloss makes colors look sharper than they really are, so if you're doing video or graphics, you should get matte.
  5. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    Can anyone give any more insight on the two. This is what is holding me back right now anyone?????
  6. five04 macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    The colors on any 6-bit lcd panel aren't exactly wonderful when you compare to a cinema display or other high end desktop display. I prefer the glossy, but that's a personal issue. If I were you, I'd take some pictures into an Apple store and open them up on both types of screens and decide based on which you like better.
  7. indocapn macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2007

    i'm a video editor and i've always heard that matte is a more realistic view of what your audience will see on tv...

    i just purchased the low-end 15-inch mbp this morning!! (matte)

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