Question re: MacBook Pro Matte Display and continuous glass surface

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skel_73, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. skel_73 macrumors member

    skel_73

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    Hi all

    Has anyone else out there ordered and received the MacBook Pro with HD Matte finish?

    Today I received my new MacBook Pro (the brand new 15" with 8Gigs RAM) with the HD display matte option.

    I was surprised by the silver bezel but have discovered that is normal.

    What I am not as sure about is there is no longer a smooth surface glass enclosure. (The silver bezel sits deeper in the enclosure and the screen a bit deeper still - there is room for a glass overlay.) This likely makes sense because of the antiglare, but I wanted to make sure. I guess I'm used to the old MacBook Pro 2.8 with the continuous monitor surface.

    Can anyone out there verify that I am not 'missing' the glass enclosure?

    Many thanks

    Scott
     
  2. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    The anti glare version doesn't have a black bezel or glass covering - if it did have glass over it, it wouldn't have any anti-glare properties!

    There's a picture the anti-glare version of the macbook pro on the apple site somewhere
     
  3. skel_73 thread starter macrumors member

    skel_73

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    Thanks for letting me know - much appreciated!
     
  4. wankey macrumors 6502a

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    Wait so you ordered the anti-glare without really understanding the difference?
     
  5. skel_73 thread starter macrumors member

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    No, no I specifically required anti-glare. I did not know whether that was achieved though a special antiglare overlay on the glass itself. When I saw that the display on this MBP was inset so much, it made me want to double-check.

    Have to say, the colours look really rich, and I like being able to see more palettes with the hi-res display.
     
  6. wankey macrumors 6502a

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    Oh ok, guess now you know. Anti-glare is just really removal of the glass. Although I seem to like the glossy layer better (for some reason my graphics design gets better)
     
  7. andrew086 macrumors regular

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    am I the only person here who prefers the AG bezel? :D
     
  8. skel_73 thread starter macrumors member

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    I like it actually. It's cool.
     
  9. Mirabella macrumors regular

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    You're not the only one.
     

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