What's all the rage with the Anti-Glare Displays?

Jaykee

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Oct 16, 2012
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Hello, I'm a new Mac User, and I'm just quite skeptical on why everyone loves the anti-glare displays, I have the standard 1440x900 display, and I have no glare whatsoever and the colours are very nice + the picture is very crisp, so other than the higher resolution, what exactly would justify the extra $100 for the anti-glare?
 

GGJstudios

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Hello, I'm a new Mac User, and I'm just quite skeptical on why everyone loves the anti-glare displays, I have the standard 1440x900 display, and I have no glare whatsoever and the colours are very nice + the picture is very crisp, so other than the higher resolution, what exactly would justify the extra $100 for the anti-glare?
This topic has been beaten to death in hundreds of threads over the years. The fact is that this is a matter of personal preference. Some prefer the glossy display; some prefer anti-glare. I prefer not to look at my reflection in a screen when I'd rather see what's on the display. I would never buy a glossy display unless it was the only thing available and then I'd immediately want an anti-glare filter on it. YMMV
 
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Jaykee

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Oct 16, 2012
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This topic has been beaten to death in hundreds of threads over the years. The fact is that this is a matter of personal preference. Some prefer the glossy display; some prefer anti-glare. I prefer not to look at my reflection in a screen when I'd rather see what's on the display. I would never buy a glossy display unless it was the only thing available and then I'd immediately want an anti-glare filter on it. YMMV
Ah, apologies then, but in all honesty, I can't see any kind of....reflection at all, it's weird, suppose though like you say it is personal opinion ^^
 
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stuaz

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Jun 16, 2012
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It depends on the lighting conditions in your room of course.

Apple stores are not the best play to view them for that reason. I had a 2009 13" MBP and got a RMBP and the screen in the RMBP is not as 'shiny' but again if I sit with the sun behind me it will be (But then you shouldn't have a light directly shining on a screen not matter what it is.)
 
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Mrbobb

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if it doesn't bother you, then it's worth $0. Simple.

Rage? what rage, Rage is Gangham Style, rage is iPhone5 ScratchGate.

Glossy vs Matte as old as Coke vs Pepsi.
 
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