one thing i hate about the new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zoran, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

    Jun 30, 2005
    Is the glossy screen! Couldnt they just add a second version with the matte display?
  2. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    Amen brotha! haha :) I concure. I guess I get it goes along with their consumer line being only glossy (macbook) and pros with choices, but still... I am unhappy too. Couldn't they atleast offer an option on theh 24 inch or something? Boo.

    THis might make a problem for businessed wanting to order one but in highly windowed offices or badly lit places with a lot of glare. BAD MOVE APPLE! Give us a choice PLEASSSSSEEEE:p
  3. one3 macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2004
    I'm 100% with you there. We have a design firm and are hiring a new designer - we were going to get a new iMac for them to use but now probably won't all due to the glossy screen. It's not at all good for the office (windows / glare) and just eyestrain when you try and work 8 hours a day on it. It's a shame. We'll have to try and pick up one of the 'old' iMacs instead or maybe some other option. I know of plenty of design / web firms around that use iMacs and I think that entire sector will have issues with the new glossy screen iMacs. Silly if you think about it since the Mac survived a long time due to it's foothold in the creative sector.
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Perphas in a few weeks or so apple with give the option of the screen kind of like they did with the MBPs but in reverse.
  5. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Actually what I hate is the black plastic back. It looks kind of cheap to me. I thought the white back with "iMac" written in it looked more expensive. I know that most people never see the back, but in certain situations you do.
  6. nchu429 macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2006
  7. aranhil macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2007
    The black back does not fit together with the color in front. I hate it.
  8. aparikh1207 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    OH IO
    i agree. especially if you are in line with the sun it makes it impossible to see. oh well...maybe next time.:rolleyes:
  9. irontony macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2005
    New Zealand
    What's That Black Mole on the front?

    What's That Black Mole on the front? Argh it's the Apple Logo
    What were they thinking! Ugly

    I can live with black around the screen, but that logo... no can do.

    I don't mind the glossy screen... I quite enjoy them.
  10. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I'm curious. Have you owned a glossy display before?
  11. justkidpro macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2007
    Glossy is awesome

    I am working on the new iMac right now with the glossy screen and it is amazing. Really bright...and this thing is THIN.
  12. one3 macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2004
    I've worked on computers with both matte and glossy screens. Glossy screens do brighten and saturate images more which is ok, but if you're using the computer all day eye strain is a real concern. Depending on the lighting situation they can produce some very unpleasant glare. Also if you are using the computer mainly for playing games, email, internet .. glossy's not bad ... doing design work for example - not so good.

    In the end (in my opinion) if you use the computer a few hours a day at most, in fairly low light situations (no large windows, bright lights nearby) glossy is just fine. If you are in an environment such as an office, and use it all day - I would certainly not recommend glossy screens.

    I'm hoping Apple will hear the rumblings about the glossy monitors and introduce a matte version soon.
  13. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007

    I thought about maybe getting one for my wife.... but not with a glossy screen. No way.
  14. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    I don't get it. Doesn't Apple know not everyone wants a glossy screen? Why force them to use it? Doing so may make them look elsewhere. The MacBook is one thing, but definitely not the iMac! If I'm not mistaken, weren't the rumors saying that Apple was going for more of a "pro" look this time around?

    I predict it will be an option within a couple weeks. The iMac is one of their top-selling computers. You'd think they would want to attract as many users as possible.
  15. fanbrain macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2005
    So. UT
    If Apple does not come up with a matte finish model, some 3rd party will come up with an anti-glare film to overlay the screen, making it matte. Then we'll have thread after thread about how "mine has bubbles" "mine scratches" "mine yellows and looks funny" "mine takes all my money"...

    Apple, give us better options please.
  16. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Its a desktop who gives a .... itsa half inch thinner? I dont get it, I dont go out saying the thinniest computer gets my sale?:confused:Im more interested in the tech in it like say.........GPU!
  17. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    i have 4

    glossy screen

    black border around screen

    black back

    aluminum color

    but at least the specs are pretty good, 1gb of ram stock is lame but it's only $1200 so...

    Happy I bought my SR MBP instead of waiting though :D
  18. RyanF2009 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    Jeez oh man, I just can't take all this whining about the glossy screens. Have any of you ever used one? Honestly, my PC laptop :)eek:) has a glossy screen, and it sits with a window right behind me. Even during the brightest parts of the day I can still easily read text, etc. And all this is coming from a "lesser" screen manufacturer :rolleyes:

    Stop whining. Get over it, they are decent screens and every one of you would realize it if you would just give them a chance.
  19. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    Wellesley, ON
    If you can't take the whining, don't read it. Many people who have used the glossy screens prefer the matte screen. Just because it works for you doesn't mean it'll work for everyone.

    I prefer glossy screens too, that doesn't make the complaints about the lack of choice any less valid.

    Also, Apple doesn't make the LCDs - they could very well use the same panel as your PC laptop.
  20. Toddgabweg macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2007
    I hope so because I don't need a 24" mirror... I'll let you know when my new imac arrives next week... I hope I didn't make a $2800 mistake:(
  21. phytonix macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2006
    I am very glad I got my 24" last year so I don't have to put up with glossy...

    What was apple thinking? This company is falling quickly.
  22. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    That's my exact situation... I have a window right behind me (even with blinds closed you can see lots of sunlight) so I am glad I have my "old" iMac!!
  23. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I wonder how many people knock glossy before trying it.

    If you're near a light source bright enough to be blinded by a glossy screen reflection, it'll probably leave a matte screen looking washed out.
  24. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    No it doesn't. Unless you have a crappy display.

    Besides what is there to try? Glossy doesn't offer any enhancement over matte. You can say "it has rich colors and deeper blacks." But they are far from natural. As a creative platform limiting certain Macs to glossy is ridiculous. If they do the same with the ACDs they can kiss display sales goodbye.
  25. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks
    I agree, I love the matte, especially in reflective environments.

    From Toddgabweg
    "I hope so because I don't need a 24" mirror.

    I don't care what side you agree with, that is funny.

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