Switching to Anti-glare 18months later

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by captainamerica, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. captainamerica macrumors member

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    I have a MBP from 2010 and I was wondering, how much would apple charge to replace my hi res glossy display to a hi res anti-glare display? Would they even consider doing such an upgrade?

    My laptop is under applecare; that being said, I'm not looking for 'cheaper solutions' if it will risk the status of applecare.
     
  2. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    iFixit has it in stock for $899.

    You would likely be better off selling your machine and then buying a new one.
     
  3. cfII macrumors regular

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    Isn't there antiglare cover for like ten bucks?
     
  4. captainamerica thread starter macrumors member

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    yikes, thanks for dispelling my impulse getz

    I'll have to look into an anti-glare cover, ty
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Be aware you'll lower your image quality with such a film.
     
  6. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to drop the bad news.

    I have never been happy with a film-style anti-glare.

    Do you need the anti-glare for any particular work? I have used one of these for outdoor photo editing. A bit goofy but effective.
     
  7. JasonR macrumors 6502a

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    The most cost effective solution would be to sell your Macbook Pro and buy a used or new anti-glare model.

    I had a 15" Macbook Pro glossy and hated it. Almost unusable outside. The Macbook Air I replaced it with is a nice medium between anti-glare and glossy. I'm very happy with it.

    FYI I own a 27" iMac and have used the glossy cinema displays. These are fine because I've always been able to position them in such a way that the gloss doesn't bother me.
     

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