Uhh.. Do i have Glossy or Matte?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rsunusi, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. rsunusi macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2007
    I just have to say, I bought a 15 inch MBP C2D, 2.33 GHz, 2 GB RAM in January, and really see why the difference between Macs and PCs --

    Honestly I find myself touching PCs rarely -- how strange, and I have never had experience in using a Mac before, it really is easy, that is after a shorth readjustment period from Windows when I found the Mac incomprehensible, but that passed after a week.

    Its a joy, and not to drag the point, I really dont know if i have a glossy or matte screen -- pretty weird huh?

    The screen is really vivid and colors crisp and clear, i checked the About Mac and documentation coming in the box ,,, but really am not asure, ,how can i conclusively be sure of wat i have.

    I had it shipped from Dubai to Libya, so long journey and clueless about wat kinda screen i have -- but happy with it all the same !
  2. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    look at the screen from a side angle, indoors. if you see reflections, it's glossy.
  3. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    When the brightness is off / the computer is off, can you see a reflection in the screen?

    If so, you have a glossy screen :)
  4. rsunusi thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2007
    cant see any reflections while the screen is on, thats for sure, and when its off and viewed from an angle i just see shadows but not a clear reflection ,,

    Im guessing its matte,, i have a Dell Inspiron ,, forgot the model, the small 12 incher, and it reflects really clear --

    So i guess i matte is easier on the eyes and doesny show grease and dust easy -- like the glossy screen on my Dell does -

    This MBP screen just needs a brushoff weekly and screen is great ,,
  5. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2007
    Hmm, I have a glossy screen on my regular Macbook, and I don't really get reflections if I'm in normal lighting. If you go outside and you see alot of glare, you most likely have a glossy. If you don't really get a reflection, then you most likely have matte.

    Remember, Glossy displays ushually have brighter, richer colors.
  6. rsunusi thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2007
    Ill try working outdoors or in strong lighting to double check -- the screen I have is extremelhy bright, vivid, colors crystal clear, by far the best I've ever seen.

    If this is the matte screen. i wonder wat the glossy would be like, unless mine is a glossy !lol
  7. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    Have you seen a MacBook screen before? If it looks similar to the MacBook the it's a glossy. (MacBooks only come with glossy screens)

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