Worth it to avoid the glass?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mikethebigo, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    Hey guys,

    I just got back from checking out the new MBAs at the Apple Store. I know that there are a lot of discussions about the power and capability of the system, and the sacrifices made for its thinness. My thing is that I need a 13 inch or smaller system because I commute with it every day, but I absolutely hate the glass screens on the MBP. Has anyone else noticed that the glossy but not glassy display on the MBAs is actually much better with reflections? I think that alone may be enough of a reason to switch from a MBP to a MBA.
  2. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2010
    For sure, don't even think about it. Go for the air!

    Same reason I 've never bought a mbp 13".
  3. patrixl Suspended

    Jun 19, 2009
    Yup, I thought the same about the non-glass screen on the 13" Macbook, and it's the same reason I got an anti-glare screen on my 15" MBP. Haven't seen the Air in store yet, but it sounds attractive to me as it is, more now that I read your post about the lack of glass on the screen.
  4. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    Indeed, the glass add a lot more reflections. Without the glass you'll still see reflections, but a lot less and by turning up the brightness and changing the angle a bit, it's usually very easy to focus on the screen and you won't even notice the glare anymore.
  5. iCheddar macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    South Dakota
    It's definitely worth it.

    I had a non-unibody Pro back in the day, and it's glossy screen was great. I moved to a unibody pro and the glass was unbearable. I'm looking forward to going back to the Air's glossy-but-non-glass display.
  6. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    I've never thought of my current glass screen (see sig) as unbearable or bad. I plan on getting an MBA when i sell this in a couple days, it'll be cool if its much better because I do see reflections sometimes, but it's not really too bad.
  7. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    Or you can actually turn the backlight off with enough light. It reminds me of a passive colour matrix display which is satisfactory for reading

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