to shine or not to shine?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gelatin, Apr 25, 2007.


screen preference

  1. glossy

  2. matte

  1. gelatin macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2006
    which screen do you prefer and why?
    also why do they have to do the macbook pros in aluminium? i like the look of the macbook plastic
  2. Jebaloo macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2006
    I bought a MacBook, an it automatically comes with the g;pssy screen. Personally, I hate it. I always get annoying reflections, and working outside is a no no because any durrounding reflections cause your screen to be, well, unreadable. In my opinion, the glossy doesn't improve the colour that much, and is much easier to smudge (although you can't see the smudges unless you look at an angle, I don't like the idea of them being there), and basically the matte screen was fine, so why change it.
    However there are plenty of folk that love the gloss, just not me.
  3. rafg macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2007
    Cons about gloss - Horrible Viewing angles
    - Reflections

    Pros - Looks Brighter
    - Colors seem to pop out more
    - looks bad ass
  4. Legolamb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2006
    North of where I'd like to be
    To OP: unless you like staring at yourself while watching Shaun of the Dead, stay away from gloss. Mirrors don't make good working environments either.
    To Moderator: This topic should be a fixed sub-thread/poll
  5. Kballar2 macrumors newbie


    Apr 25, 2007
    Kent, Ohio
    depends on what you use it for

    the colors definitely pop better on the glossy screen so if you are into pictures and video it is definitely good for that. On the other hand if you intent to spend hours at a time working on your macbook without using an extrenal display there is one minor setback.... After a few hours of staring at a gloss screen it starts to feel like your eyeballs are being torn out of your skull. Go with the matte if you are a workaholic!
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    this has been covered so much, we should almost make a glossy vs matte forum for it.

    plastic is for durability, for students who just put their MacBook in their bag and go.
    Metal is for appearance, for those who don't really move their stuff around too much, who like the more professional look.
  7. Jarcrew macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2007
    Cardiff, Wales
    Black plastic and a glossy screen - my MacBook is literally my perfect machine.
  8. Tadros86 macrumors 6502


    Jan 29, 2007
    New Jersey
    That makes no sense . . . laptops are made to be moved around? :p
  9. rafg macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2007
    A. they are not laptops they are notebooks
    B. macbooks are the more portable of the 2, smaller, lighter, more battery life
  10. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    I honestly prefer the Matte screen. I wish there was one for the Macbooks, but ah well... Im going to be getting a MBP at a later date, most likely a refurb too.
  11. Tadros86 macrumors 6502


    Jan 29, 2007
    New Jersey

    A. Notebooks are Laptops

    The MacBook Pro 15"
    Type: Laptop
    Developer: Apple Inc.
    Released: February 14, 2006
    Processor(s): 2.16 / 2.33 GHz 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo
    Base Price: USD$1999 (as of April 22, 2007)
    Website: Apple — MacBook Pro

    B. All Laptops or "notebooks" are portable. My friend has a 17' inch PBG4 and takes it everywhere.
  12. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2006
    McKinney, TX
    They say "notebook computers" because laptops aren't necessarily supposed to be placed in your lap (naturally, that's where the nickname for notebook computers came from) Heat of that nature (especially from the Core Duo) can be bad for your ju ju beans. :cool:
  13. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    I would hesitate to say that after seeing all the issues with MacBooks cracking and staining, etc..
  14. xJulianx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    I love the glossy screen, never bothers me at all. Apart from when the screen is off and I can see all of the smudge marks *shudders*.
  15. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Most of us probably would have just said "nah, they get too hot" or "it's a litigation concern because they can get sued by some nut who leave his computer on his legs too long and burns himself" or even "Macs are too damn hot, you shouldn't put them on your legs!" but no, not you. You chose ju ju beans. And for that, I thank you.

    Yes, heat = bad for your ju ju beans. Well said. ;)

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