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Highway61

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I cannot bear Apple's insistence on creating monitors that are more like mirrors. My home iMac is fine, but I simply do not want to have to look past my reflection when using a computer in my away-from-home office or when I am outdoors.
Because my use of a computer when I'm away from home is very limited, and because I want something with a non-glossy/non-mirror monitor, I'd be willing to entertain some trade offers. I suppose I will have to go non-Mac (cringe), but since my away-from-home use is most reading/writing email and some occasional browsing and other online work, I can learn to deal.
 

Saturn1217

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Apr 28, 2008
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I am like you. Hate glossy screens. Have you considered a matte screen film? I'm using one on my macbook air. Because the air screen isn't covered in glass I get basically zero glittering effect (that you can get with matte screen protectors). I've been buying from photodon for ages (since my very first mac, 2009 13" MBP with glare that killed me). You can choose the level of matte you want and once the film is applied I've basically forgot it was there.

Just trying to provide another option for a fellow glossy screen hater :)
 

Highway61

macrumors regular
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Mar 30, 2008
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I have a box of stale saltine crackers I'll trade you. No glossy screen.

I'll take it. How much cash would I need to kick in to compensate you for the difference?
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I am like you. Hate glossy screens. Have you considered a matte screen film? I'm using one on my macbook air. Because the air screen isn't covered in glass I get basically zero glittering effect (that you can get with matte screen protectors). I've been buying from photodon for ages (since my very first mac, 2009 13" MBP with glare that killed me). You can choose the level of matte you want and once the film is applied I've basically forgot it was there.

Just trying to provide another option for a fellow glossy screen hater :)

Thank you for this excellent answer. (Sorry, Beachguy, the deal's off.)
I had considered a matte screen protector, but the reviews at Amazon for Moshi (and another company's) products were discouraging. I will check out Photodon's offerings immediately. Again, thank you.
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[doublepost=1484346438][/doublepost]Saturn1217,
I'm thinking that I would go with either MXT or MXG. Which do you use/recommend?
https://www.photodon.com/c/LCD-Protective-Films.html#images
 
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Saturn1217

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Apr 28, 2008
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I'll take it. How much cash would I need to kick in to compensate you for the difference?
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Thank you for this excellent answer. (Sorry, Beachguy, the deal's off.)
I had considered a matte screen protector, but the reviews at Amazon for Moshi (and another company's) products were discouraging. I will check out Photodon's offerings immediately. Again, thank you.
[doublepost=1484346372][/doublepost]
[doublepost=1484346438][/doublepost]Saturn1217,
I'm thinking that I would go with either MXT or MXG. Which do you use/recommend?
https://www.photodon.com/c/LCD-Protective-Films.html#images

Glad I could help!

I'd recommend getting one of their sample packs which is only $5 first. It contains tiny test pieces of multiple different matte screen types so you can see which one you like best.

https://www.photodon.com/p/Sample-Films.html

Based on my email records the last time I got an MXK (which I don't see in the link you gave). I think I would go for a slightly more matte version if I had to pick again.

Hope that helps and good luck!
 
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