Why cost differential Glossy vs antiglare screen

duffer6

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Why is there a premium added to the antiglare option of $50 if you select this option for a 17" MBP or other MBP's.

Is the AG screen truly considered an "upgrade?" Could it be that the economy of scale does not apply here so Apple actually has to pay more for the Antiglare screen since they order a lot less of the AG versus the Glossy screen so the cost is passed onto those who elect to pay for the AG upgrade.

I am curious your thoughts as to why Apple has a $50 premium for AG?

Thanks.
 

Gav2k

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Not a standard item so costs are involved
 

Murgatroyd314

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Feb 10, 2012
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Because people are willing to pay for it. Basic capitalism: charge the price the market will bear.
 

ChrisTX

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Because people are willing to pay for it. Basic capitalism: charge the price the market will bear.
Some people such as myself want an Anti Glare screen for use in brighter areas, and realize we have no other choice but to pay for this option. Plus $50 is the least of my worries when buying a 15" MacBook Pro anyways.
 

Murgatroyd314

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Yes, I'm another of those people who want antiglare. And the fact that we're want it enough to pay for it means that we are the reason for the extra charge.
 

dusk007

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I tried one on my old Samsung glossy. Works very well if you manage too attach it properly. According to many people it is quite a lot worse though if the screen has a thick glass panel in front like the MBP. A matte film needs to be as close to the tft panel as possible for best results.
It is not really viable for a MBP it is more of a measure of last resort. It helps against the gloss but hurts display quality much more than the Apple AG option.