Regular or Glossy Screen?

tmoney468

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Mar 13, 2007
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I prefer the glossy, but I can see why people like the matte screens too. People saying that glossy screens aren't as accurate don't mention the fact that screen calibration is the most important factor in getting accurate colors. Once calibrated, it's a personal preference whether you prefer the matte/glossy screen
 

Quboid

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Oct 16, 2006
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My mac book is glossy and I dont see much of a diference from my former iBook. Well, it's a richer colour and noticeably brighter. But matte screens on Macbook pros would be just as bright and not reflect. I dont mind my glossy macbook screen. But if i had a choice, i would get a bright matte.
 

Freyqq

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Dec 13, 2004
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That doesn't make sense to me, surely a glossy screen would reflect any light that hit it? I'll have to go down to the Apple Store again and test the two screens.
yea.....that's what i'd think too..

so which is better outside then? matte or glossy?
 

j5uh

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Mar 13, 2007
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I have a macbook ... i wish there was a matte version. I'm a photographer and the glossy screen does not give true colors!!! which is very important when colors matter. =/ so now I'm resulting to buying an LCD to edit the photos.


but the glossy does look pretty nice. even in day light.
 

Freyqq

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Dec 13, 2004
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Glossy is going to be much better outside because it cuts down the glare quite a bit. If you are an outdoorsman, get the glossy version.
since its shiny..wouldn't it add glare? I thought that was the main issue with glossy.
 
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