Question about the Glossy screens on MBPs...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Matto1020, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Matto1020 macrumors member


    Jun 21, 2007
    I was at Best Buy the other day and looking at some HP laptops just to see the 15.4" screensize.

    Well they were all GLOSSY screens..and I do mean GLOSSY. They showed reflections like crazy!

    I thought I heard that the MBPs glossy screens were not nearly as reflective as other notebook glossy screens.

    Anyone care to comment?:)
  2. beginner0 macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2007
    When I put the brightness above a certain level I can no longer see the reflections from the screen.
  3. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2007
    Well,the first days you get the mbp with the glossy annoys reflects your face..but in time you get used to it..and then you cant even notice the glare..and you rather focus on whats your working on ..=D
  4. Jblack4083 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    It all depends on the brightness you have it set at.
  5. Zadillo macrumors 65832

    Jan 29, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    The MBP screens aren't nearly so bad. HP, as you have seen, likes to make their consumer laptops REALLY REALLY glossy.

    The MBP glossy screens can still show reflections, but they don't have nearly as much as the HP ones do.

  6. BlueArctos macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2007
    HP and other mainstream notebook makers do tend give the impression that they've poured a bucket of high-gloss fluid over their LCDs. The MBP glossy is quite a bit more subtle.
  7. arcobb macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2005
    I had glossy ... I had a glossy MBP that had really uneven brightness and the Apple store said they would swap it for me. I then asked if I could get a matte screen instead of glossy and they said that was fine. I'll take the matte any day over the glossy. Since then I've never had to think twice about where I'm sitting or stair at myself while waiting for an app to boot up. The glossy just doesn't make since to me. If they have never made glossy for the iMacs ... ACD ... or really any other stand alone displays I've seen, why put them on the laptops.

    Sorry ... just got a vent out.

    On a side not I did have a black MB and the glossy wasn't even an issue. Seems the bigger the screen gets the more of an issue the glare is.

    Have a great day! :D

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