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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jaykee, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Jaykee macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2012
    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?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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
  3. Jaykee thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2012
    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 ^^
  4. stuaz macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    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.)
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    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.
  6. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    I like the look of the grey bezel, and I like the anti-glare properties.
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Because the glossy displays aren't suitable for bright environments :)

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