what's the big deal of matte/glossy?

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  1. assassinm4 macrumors member

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    um, why can't you just buy a glossy version and stick a matte screen protector? AFAIK, matte uses just same panel as glossy except the matte finishing glass/polycarbonate/whatever plastic in front of it.
    i'm using one right now.. you can't really tell if it was factory-matte or screen protector matte as i've compared my mbp with my friend's factory-matte
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    A matte display there is only one coating to pass through; when use a film there is at least 2 films to pass through; the more layers, the worse it gets.
     
  3. assassinm4 thread starter macrumors member

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    i guess passing 2 layers is still better than whining about "oh my god i should've bought matte" and unless you are pros who rely on the color rendition and accuracy, does it really matter so much?
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    For me, matte is the preferred option because of my eyes. I have good aviator eyes, but find that looking at a glossy screen tiring and must take breaks every 20-30 minutes (and many times get headaches) where as with a matte screen I can look at it all day.

    So for me, it's matte all the way.
     
  5. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    I would love to know what matte film you're using that looks indistinguishable from a real matte display; all of the ones I have ever seen are distorted and grainy and generally look like crap.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't know, why don't you look in one of the many other threads discussing this issue.
     
  7. assassinm4 thread starter macrumors member

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    my point is, stick a matte screen protector on your glossy then you dont have to whine about anything.
     
  8. magamo macrumors 6502

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    His point is, ignore the matte screen protagonists if you love glossy then you don't have to whine about anything, I guess.

    At least you don't have to start another glossy vs. matte thread.
     
  9. pik. macrumors 6502

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    as far as I know it stands for ''as far as I know...'':p
     
  10. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a glossy MBP and have never had any issues with it being too glarey at all.
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yeah, in addition there's nothing that will be said in this thread that hasn't already been discussed and beaten to death in any of the others. If people can't deal with glossy, they don't get a unibody macbook pro. It's really simple.
     
  12. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Yup...I feel like on this forum there is always the same posts every week...

    "Matte vs. Glossy"
    "Does replacing HDD void Warranty?"
    "Dropped/Spilled on my MBP"
     

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