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

iLikeTurtles!

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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?

Thanks!
 

AZREOSpecialist

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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.
 

iLikeTurtles!

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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.
what about the silver bezel? do u miss that look? lol
 

M5RahuL

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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!!
 

GGJstudios

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honestly i thought the anti glare silver bezel looks much cooler then the glass black border
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.
 

ivoruest

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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.
I liked the non-unibody MBP keys as well. To me, they looked and felt of better quality. Although I do like some contrast.
 

Rajpdx

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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?

Thanks!
No. I thought I might, but I haven't.
 

terraphantm

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Yes, you can see some reflections, however I believe the glass is polarized to reduce the impact of reflections and glare.
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
 

Rajpdx

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this is random but do u miss the macbook pro logo on the screen? lol
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.
 

iLikeTurtles!

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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.
even the sexy silver bezel?
 

gentlefury

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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.
 

iLikeTurtles!

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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.
i think ur making stuff up cause matte screens when there ON show no glare when behind windows an stuff.
 

tivoboy

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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. ;-)
 

vpro

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can you replace anti-glare with glossy?

hey
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?

thanks
 

iLikeTurtles!

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hey
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?

thanks
why would u want them to swap out the anti glare for a glossy one? really?
 

espiritujo

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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.
 

inhalexhale1

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

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i think ur making stuff up cause matte screens when there ON show no glare when behind windows an stuff.
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