Once you go matte, you'll never go back.

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  1. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Or anti-glare as Apple advertises it.

    Picked up a 17" i7 MacBook Pro yesterday. This is my seventh Apple notebook and first with an anti-glare display.

    I was afraid of the colors not looking as vivid as the glass/glossy displays, but it looks great so far. Also, I'm browsing with a large open window directly behind me! :D

    Just had to share, anyone else go matte and never look back?
     
  2. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. Still waiting for my money to hit my account so I can buy.
     
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    I wish i had waited till the Matte option was out for the current Macbook Pros

    When i had the last one it was Matte and i went glossy to give it a chance.

    Matte all the way, without a doubt

    ML:apple:
     
  4. OceanView macrumors 65816

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    I love the matte option. Wish it was available for all Mac products.
     
  5. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably true, started with the anti glare 17" then the ipad with anti glare screen protector, then the iphone 4 with anti glare screen protector :)
     
  6. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you get that iPhone 4 one from and how much was it?
     
  7. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    The Anti-Glare screen ( the 2010 version atleast ) is amazing yes. But I don't like LED screens though ( atleast the one Apple uses )
     
  8. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    Power Support makes a great one.
     
  9. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    I still prefer glossy, even though it is a pain if I have to sit in front of a window or something bright.
     
  10. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    i would go with matte but the silver border is a deal breaker.
     
  11. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    I love the silver bezel. Just seems natural to me. The black bezel on the glossy MBP's seems ugly to me. To each their own.
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    How can you not like lower power consumption, brighter, whiter and more even backlighting? I'm not sure I follow your logic(or lack thereof).
     
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    I want a matte iMac please! Considering these things aren't as each to move about as a notebook they should definitely have the option!
     
  14. secretanchitman macrumors 6502

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    i will never buy another apple computer unless they offer the antiglare/matte option - hence why i got my mbp with it :)
     
  15. Prhymeate macrumors member

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    I thought that before buying my matte screen but I think the functionality is more important than a little black boarder. Now I think it looks much nicer anyway. :)
     
  16. Hraggleblarg macrumors member

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    Matte's the best. I can't stand having gloss. That glare...
     
  17. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

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    I still think it's a damn shame theres no standard resolution mate.
     
  18. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    love the black border and the glossy look, hate the glare but the glare is only a problem outside and I don't use mine much outside so it's fine

    maybe if I end up cracking my screen, I'll get a matte screen from tech restore since their matte screens have the black border, and they're only 15 mins away
     
  19. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Whats Tech Restore?
     
  20. Gucci Mane macrumors newbie

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    i've had 3 different unibodies, I also thought the black was way better looking before i got my 15" i7 with AG, now I think that the black border is much worse looking. My brother is right next to me using his i5 with glossy screen. Not only is the reflection atrocious but it doesn't look anywhere near as sleek.

    I remember opening the i7 lid for the first time and just thinking "wow".

    We are going to order power support protectors for our iPads, and one for his MBP :)
     
  21. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    eh, i watch a lot of movies while also graphic editing etc and sometimes ourside/nearopen windows so even though mastte would have been perfect the silver would have been distracting but i guess thats just my personal thoughts.
     
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  23. The General macrumors 601

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    I didn't care before, I had glossy everything. I wanted the high res monitor on my 15" MBP, and found a good deal for one with a matte screen. I didn't think I was going to care one way or the other, but now that I've used it for a few days, I LOVE it.

    I will never own a glossy display ever again.
     
  24. pyroo macrumors member

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    I had a MBP with a glassy/glossy display, I loved the colour, my next MBP was a high-res anti-glare, it is indeed so much better without all the glare! I never noticed how annoying the reflections were till I used the anti-glare, for that reason, yes, I cannot go back to using glossy
     
  25. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    In terms of looks, I think the antiglare bezel is cool in that it's different from the majority of the MBPs out there, while it still has the stock quality/look to it.
     

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