Retina Users who Upgraded From Anti Glare Screens - Do you Miss it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iLikeTurtles!, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    so i have an anti glare macbook pro and was wondering if any anti glare users who upgraded to the retina miss the anti glare screen?

    from the silver bezel to the matte finish, any of it?

  2. Passante macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2004
    on the sofa
  3. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020


    Mar 15, 2009
    I've always had anti-glare screens on my previous MacBook Pros and PowerBooks, so I thought this would be a good change of pace. No regrets at all. Yes, you can see some reflections, however I believe the glass is polarized to reduce the impact of reflections and glare.

    Of course if you have a big, bright window at your back then you are going to have issues, but in most cases it should be fine. The screen appears clearer and more vibrant on a glossy screen.
  4. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    what about the silver bezel? do u miss that look? lol
  5. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

    Sep 9, 2008
    Yeah that 'stuck on as an afterthought' look, who wouldn't miss that?
  6. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    honestly i thought the anti glare silver bezel looks much cooler then the glass black border
  7. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    No I don't miss the AG at all, especially the silver bezel that stuck out like a sore thumb!

    The black one on the rMBP blends in very well and gives the laptop [ I refuse to call it *portable* like Apple! ] a much sleeker look!!
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I prefer the silver bezel, as well. I'd like to see the new models bring back the silver keys and bezel and hinge... the all-silver look... at least as an option.
  9. ivoruest macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2010
    I liked the non-unibody MBP keys as well. To me, they looked and felt of better quality. Although I do like some contrast.
  10. Rajpdx macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    No. I thought I might, but I haven't.
  11. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    this is random but do u miss the macbook pro logo on the screen? lol
  12. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    The screen almost definitely has an A-TW polarizer based on my observations. I would not be surprised if it helped reduce the impact of reflections. Traditionally A-TW polarizers have only been found in high-end matte displays, so such an effect would not have been easily observed in the past
  13. Rajpdx macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    Sometimes..... but then I pick it up and look at the logo on the bottom. It's not quite the same but sometimes you just have to make the sacrifice and carry on. I'll never forget that logo though. :)

    The clarity of the screen makes up for the increase in glare by the way. When I looked at it in the store I didn't think it would be all that much of an improvement but it really is.
  14. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    even the sexy silver bezel?
  15. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have bright fluorescent lights behind me and get no glare at all. Matte screens get WAY more glare! Everytime I work somewhere that has matte screens and open windows I am completely blinded.
  16. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    i think ur making stuff up cause matte screens when there ON show no glare when behind windows an stuff.
  17. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    honestly, once I get mine it will be THE test. I had original macbook with glossy screen, simply could NOT handle it. I couldn't use any macbook/pro product till the Air, which was much better, but still I can't use it as the everyday all day machine. I'm seriously hoping that the new REDUCED glare screens will be usable for me.

    I'll report back, I'm sure you are all waiting and holding breath. ;-)
  18. Rajpdx macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    It wasn't all that sexy really - it would lead you on but it would never go anywhere.

    The black bezel on the other hand.....
  19. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    can you replace anti-glare with glossy?

    if i got a refurb 17" with hi-res anti-glare screen

    can i get technicians to swap out the anti-glare for a hi-res glossy one instead and what should i expect them to charge?

  20. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    why would u want them to swap out the anti glare for a glossy one? really?
  21. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Better contrast on the glossy. His work or play space may not be burdened by direct lighting.

    Love the glossy sammy screen on my 17"!
  22. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2012
    lol wel apple stores wont swap out displays unfortnately
  23. espiritujo macrumors member


    Sep 19, 2011
    columbia, sc
    This is going to sound like a dumb reason, but one of the reasons why I stuck with the cMBP was for the silver bezel look of the AG. Now, I didn't base all of my decision on that, but it definitely was a factor.

    My friend recently got a rMBP and I have to say as much I like it, I don't have any buyers remorse on my cMBP, and I think it's because of the AG silver bezel look. I just wanted to see something different from all the other macbook pros i've seen in college, which mainly have been the glossy glass look. I know either way, I'm getting good performance in whichever system I choose, but now I'm narrowing it down by the nit-picky stuff like looks of the system.
  24. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Doesn't sound like a dumb reason to me. You have to stare at it all day, so get what you like!


    The matte screens can get a washed out glare of white light, while the glossy is more reflective and can be mirror-like in certain situations. It seems to be a combination of work environment and personal preference/sensitivity on what is noticeable or bothersome.

    Good thing there are options. :D

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