Would you buy a new iMac just for the anti-glare screen?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mcpix, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. mcpix macrumors regular

    May 13, 2005
    I know some people don't mind the glossy screen of the iMac, but after reading this forum for awhile, I think it is probably the most frequent complaint.

    I'm wondering if the new anti-glare screen will encourage more people to upgrade to the new iMac than just the spec bump of Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0.

    I also wonder if the anti-glare screen will lower the value of used 2010 and 2011 iMacs? The new iMacs won't be that much faster, but if the new screen is perceived to be a big improvement, buyers may not want the older glossy screen.

    I'm happy with the solution I found for iMac screen glare, but it will be interesting to see what people think about the new anti-glare screen.
  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    The iMac glossy screen doesn't bother me because it is stationary and inside of my office. However, I wish the Air had a matte screen since it usually travels with me and gets some outside use.
  3. CoreyLahey macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
    I think the new anti-glare screen will be a masterful witness to mankind's technological genius. That said, I firmly believe that I will buy not only one, but two iMacs, if they were to make them with anti-glare screens.

    To answer your question about the value of the 2010 / 2011 iMacs: of course it will not lower their value, when has the release of a new product ever done that to its predecessors? According to the laws of economics, chemistry and physics the value of the previous versions will most certainly go up.

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    What new anti-glare screen? No iMacs have anti-glare screens. They're all glossy.
  5. CoreyLahey macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2012
    We are but speaking hypothetically, wandering lustfully through the fields of speculation my friend. I'm sorry this confused you, but the discussion indeed refers to a potential model of the future.
  6. segovius macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2006
    Barcelona / Berlin
    Would you buy a new iMac just for the anti-glare screen?

    Yes, yes and yes.

    In fact it is the only circumstance where I would buy ANY Apple model - absence of matte/anti-glare means no sale from my needs and perspective.
  7. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I own both an ATD (home) and Dell U2711 (work). I prefer the glossy screen of the ATD, over the matte screen of the U2711. If I had less control of lighting... maybe I would feel different. In my environment, and for me, the glossy screen is better.

  8. DocMultimedia macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    Anything besides glossy...please

    My 2006 iMac is a matte screen. I've been waiting a LONG time for a non-glossy iMac and will be buying the next one no matter what he screen is.

    Let's just say my home iMac is feeling sluggish compared to my maxed out Mac Pro at work. :)
  9. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    An Anti-Glare Screen?

    Oh Heck Yeah!

    I'd buy one immediately, and so would many of my tech friends.

    Having relied on & enjoyed anti-glare for years, before all these bloody glossy ones, I'd be thrilled with the change.

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