Penryn Macbook Pro Matte or Glossy?

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  1. Mariux.mac macrumors member

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    Hello if you going to buy a new Penryn MBP what screen do you prefer Matte or Glossy?
     
  2. digitalpencil macrumors 6502

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    No offence here, but the answers to these threads are always the same and there are a myriad of them here on MR already, try the search.
    As a sum-up though, it's all a matter of preference and application.
     
  3. Mariux.mac thread starter macrumors member

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    im not asking what screen you recomend, im asking what screen you will buy
     
  4. ibizarocks macrumors regular

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    Glossy - better colours, bad glare

    Matte - less glare, worse colours
     
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    Matte - better and more accurate colors, less glare

    *The matte displays starting from the prior revision seem to have a slight gloss, so its almost in-between. If you haven't seen one of the new screens I would recommend checking it out.
     
  8. MacBooksRock macrumors regular

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    I ordered glossy... Sometimes they're worth a little more, since alot of people don't like it...
     
  9. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    I got matte on my 17" SR a while back, and I got matte again on my 15" penryn this week.

    I went to the apple store quite a few times to see if I liked glossy and I just can't get over the glare.
     
  10. sweetie81 macrumors regular

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    Apart that's up to you I'll use mine with matte. I prefer matte.
     
  11. digitalpencil macrumors 6502

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    why? you collating data or something? :confused:
     
  12. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    The age old question.
    I went with matte for photo editing purposes.
     
  13. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure others will warn you to search, but I'll skip that :)

    I jsut picked up a Matte MBP yesterday (which replaced a Matte MBP) - I went into the store ready to switch to Glossy and had they had any in stock I would have done it.

    Before upgrading to the MBP I had a regular MacBook and the glossy screen, I never really had any problems with it but when I moved into the MBP world and had a choice I decided to leave the fingerprints and dust behind and went Matte.

    When I had the option again yesterday I looked at 3 machines side by side in this order from left to right: a Glossy MB, a glossy MBP and a matte MBP - the thing that jumped out at me was that the glossy MBP didn't look as glossy as the MB, even after I ran my finger across the screen intentionally it wasn't as bad as I had expected.

    I would have gone glossy if they had it in stock but being as impatient as I am, and not really having a preference for glossy I stuck with Matte.

    I really think its a personal taste so you should try and see both side by side and decide.
     
  14. Mariux.mac thread starter macrumors member

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    i now its my preference but i realy dont no what to buy :)
     
  15. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased a MBP yesterday (not here yet) 15" with matte screen.
     
  16. SSerino macrumors member

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    I ordered a matte screen. Go to an Apple store and compare the two. I was debating it, but then I saw the two side by side and I knew matte was the way to go for me.
     
  17. Mariux.mac thread starter macrumors member

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    here in Lithuania there isint apple store :)
     
  18. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    Matte :) But like someone said, the matte seems to be a bit glossier this time around compared to my old Powerbook.
     
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    i am at peace now. waiting patiently for my MBP with matte screeen

    believe me, man its a tough choice, i even ordered the glossy online, cancelled it when i had second thoughts, went to the apple store to A-B, prayed for guidance, then asked myself some simple questions:

    what will i be doing with this machine?
    where do i see myself with this?

    personally, this will be my only computer, so i need the versatility of being able to work anywhere, coffee shop, studio etc...

    but i finally made up my mind when i saw myself in my 'element'
    on stage, alone with my MBP performing music with a solo spotlight hanging overhead.

    at that point, i knew the glossy was not the one for me...

    so.

    ask yourself the same questions. sit quietly. and trust your intuition!
    then sleep...
     
  21. honeycrisp macrumors regular

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    Glossy all the way...
     
  22. tanjacob macrumors member

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    Matte. Glossy is good for viewing photos and videos but I prefer matte for general computing.
     
  23. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Matte unless you love annoying glare (why there's no choice on iMacs, I'll never know)
     
  24. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    I second that !! .. :mad:

    Glossy screens are not favored by serious image editors.
     
  25. Loge macrumors 68020

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    Matte - the word just sounds better than "glossy". ;)
     

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