Old MBP Glossy vs new MBP Glossy

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  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    Can anyone comment on the difference between these two?

    I'm looking at a refurbished MBP 2.4, possibly with the glossy display. From what I can recall, the glossy displays on this previous gen MBP's were bright and vibrant and not nearly as reflective.

    I'm thinking this could be a nice compromise between a dull matte and the super reflective glossiness of the current Aluminum MBP.
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Old MBP glossy is just that...classic glossy/saturated/pretty. New MBP Glossy is essentially a mirror. I would've said go for the new one given the infamous issues with the 8600GT but it seems the 9600GT/9400M aren't exactly great either and are equally as likely to give you problems
     
  3. Mark2000 macrumors regular

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    By mirror he means its as reflective as the CRT monitor you used for a decade. If you were ok with that then the new glass screen will be fine.
     
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    I agree, I think the previous generation MBP with glossy is a better deal. The new unibody, MBP is a nice design, but the previous generation MBP has better functionality. You have 400 Firewire Port, it also has a DVI port with a DVI to VGA adapter included. There is no performance benefit. And yes, the glassy screen on the new unibody MBP's are just annoying. Apple needs to give an anti-glare option for those. Anyway, my opinion is you are better off with a previous generation MBP. I also thing MacMall still has a few brand new in the box at a good discount.
     
  6. sputnik666 macrumors newbie

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    As has been previously stated, the CRT was (still?) the most accurate way of viewing images & colours (hyper glossy screen). I also had the dilemma/matte dilemma. I got glossy and I think its great (at least for my needs). I think the new glossies are meant to be better than previous ones. Good luck!
     
  7. apersianboyCOM macrumors 6502

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    Gloss FTW :D

    It's not as bad as some people make... I hardly notice it, and have it on 100% brightness all the time!
     
  8. NickM macrumors 6502

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    I simply can't understand all the complaining about the glossy screens. I like it so much better than the matte screen.
    Are you people only using it outside? While the sun is directly behind you and shining on the screen?
     
  9. satchmo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't hate the glossy screen completely. I think it's something to do with the extent of the reflectivity of the new ones.

    I found this at AnandTech which give me a better sense between the two glossy versions.
    The matte is really dull, but the old glossy looks pretty good.
     
  10. Mark2000 macrumors regular

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    If there were the Matte screen would almost be worse.
     
  11. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    Ah, another glossy screen thread. The new glossy screen is gorgeous as can be, more vibrant than ever before, and the reflection is in no way "like a mirror".
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Then what is it like?
     
  13. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    Not like a mirror. If you sit right next to a window, then the reflection can get a bit annoying. fluorescent lights also make a bit larger of an impact. But I have been unable to product "mirror-like" results. It's simply not that bad.
     

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