Will the glossy display be a problem for me?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by legolug90, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. legolug90 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    So I'm thinking of buying the 27" imac.
    I'm going to use it for web design, iphone programming/animating and video editing.
    There will be days I'll stay at the computer for around 10 hours, maybe even more.
    My current monitor is a 19" with an anti-glare display and in 2 years I haven't got any problems with my eyes for staring at the monitor for long periods of time.
    I can provide darkness in my room by closing the courtins so that there will be no reflections, but many professionals complain about their glossy cinema display damaging their eyes if they stare at it for long periods of time.
    There's no place I can go to actually see an imac so I'm going to decide whether I'll buy it or not by reading your opinions on this topic.

    Please leave a reply only if you own such an imac and use it for similar tasks or know someone who does so.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Doesn't hurt my eyes. Starting at anything for 10 hours a day will likely cause strain. YMMV.
  3. RiceKilla macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    I haven't had a problem.

    I also have the iMac at a little less than half brightness. In my opinion full bright or 3/4 brightness is REALLY BRIGHT.
  4. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    I have a 23" Acer non-glare. The iMac screen is MUCH easier on my eyes and I'm able to keep it at about 40%. It really Is a top notch display.
  5. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    I use mine at 1/2 brightness. Max starts giving me a tan.
  6. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    You may want to see THIS. Also, I don't recall seeing any glossy TV screen lately. Just a food for thought...

    Tom B.
  7. BikerAlley macrumors member


    Feb 3, 2011
    Shreveport LA
    what has this got to do with it?
    We are talking about the 27" iMac.
  8. RiceKilla macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    It has more to do with this Amazon Kindle commercial/

  9. Btom, Feb 20, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011

    Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    The iMac relevant part was in the second part of the text, so for your convenience here is the quote:

    Tom B.
  10. Jdstew1234 macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2010
    Could be, when my computer has glare it is so annoying, but it sits facing the sun
  11. Danando1993 macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2010
    I have no problems with the 27" screen, i mainly keep it below half brightness as it does the job. its great to have the option to really brighten it though.
  12. whoda macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2010
    In my opinion the screen on the iMac is way better then an anti glare as far as true color and clarity.
    For me, anti glare screens seem to make it a little more difficult to see the finer details. I went blind in 2006 and had surgery to restore my sight, and my eyes are a bit sensitive to bright light, so I keep the brightness at about 1/3. All I can say is the screen is gorgeous.
  13. MUBiomed macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    I agree, I think the full brightness seems to wash things out and definitely strains my eyes.

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