So still no matte screen for the MBP

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  1. comedine macrumors member

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    Apple products are becoming far too narrow. I have a 2yr old MBP and desperately want to upgrade, but a glossy screen is a no-go. I'm stumped.

    And don't get me started on the 3GS. Rubbish. Every other phone and PMP has OLED screens. Except the iPhone.
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    get the 17" :p

    but seriously i agree i would like to have seen a matte option even tho i dont mind the glassy/glossy screen if nothing else just to keep the ppl on MR happy.
     
  3. iShater macrumors 604

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    I did think they would offer it as an option on at least the 15".
     
  4. comedine thread starter macrumors member

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    The 17" is just too big. My 15" is my friend!

    I'm genuinely totally stumped. I love eveything else (OS X, SD slot etc. etc.) but simply cannot use a glossy screen.

    I'm seriously wondering if this will push me to look at PCs. I can't just keep holding on keynote after keynote on the off-chance that they reinstate the matte screen.

    I'm actually quite shell-shocked.
     
  5. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    You can get a matte conversion from techrestore It's $200, but it's still something to consider.
     
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    there is a site out there that will replace the glossy screen of the new 15" if you are willing to spend some extra money. i cant remember the name of the site. will keep an eye out for it or maybe someone else can provide it.
     
  7. Mark2000 macrumors regular

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    I thought they would remove the 17" matte screen option, frankly. It's never coming back on the other models, that's for sure.
     
  8. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    Never say never. If enuff ppl bitch about it Apple may bring it back and charge us an extra $40 bucks while doing it. They (Apple) ain't dumb asses :D:D
     
  9. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about that, after all, Apple's been slowly transitioning all it's products over to glossy (remember the BTO glossy option for MBPs back in '06?) I fear they will soon replace the 30" with a glossy display, and get rid of the 17" matte option :(
     
  10. magallanes macrumors regular

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    and voiding the warranty ?.
     
  11. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    oh, good point, I didn't even think of that! It really does suck that Apple is so committed to this shiny bollocks. If I wanted to see myself, I'd buy a mirror. ;)
     
  12. magallanes macrumors regular

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    Silly Apple, Glassy are for narcissists.
     
  13. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    I'd love to see a matte option, but I'd also love to see Apple put in 8 bit screens instead of the 6 bits ones they have at the moment.
     

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