MacBook Pro, matte or glossy?

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Matte or glossy display

Matte
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Glossy
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MacBook Pro, matte or glossy?

Postby Victor Hoffmann » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:43 pm

Hi guys!

What should i get, the matte version or the glossy display?
I've tried my friends MacBook Pro (all day long) with the glossy display and i don't find any cons at all. Well maybe just a tiny bit of glare, but nothing that bothers me.

What about the color and sharpness? Of cause i'm going to be editing my photos on it so those two things are very important.

Thanks!
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Postby crisdean » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:08 pm

You've answered your own question. Glossy looks a bit sharper but it's down to your own preference hence I haven't voted for matte or glossy. Not what I would chose is important.

If you don't have a problem with glossy go for it. End of story and so simple.

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Postby Victor Hoffmann » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:21 pm

I was just wondering if the glossy is sharper and if the matte screen have more correct colors (I need it for editing my photos, so correct color is important :wink: )

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Postby grahamnp » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:19 pm

I think the overall contrast boost of the glossy screens give the impression that it is sharper, I don't believe that it actually is.
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Postby Victor Hoffmann » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:45 pm

Thanks Graham! :)

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Postby Tomis » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:33 am

Buy matte and trade me for my awful glossy!

If you want a true representation of what your photo's actually look like you'll definitely want to go matte. Apple didn't release the matte option for a few weeks after I bought my mbp. :cry:
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Postby Victor Hoffmann » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:48 am

Thanks Tomis i really appreciate it! I'll defiantly go with matte now.

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Postby Shanghaid » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:37 am

I used to have a vaio laptop with a glossy screen. It gave me headaches (eyestrain) from the little glares always present on the screen.
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Postby MichaelM » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:04 pm

Glossy screens reflect way more and are harder to use in bright conditions, due to the glare.
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Postby Victor Hoffmann » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:53 pm

Thank you for your input guys! :)

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Postby thelostswede » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:57 pm

I'd get one of the new 1680x1050 anti-glare screens http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs-compare.html
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Postby Victor Hoffmann » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:07 pm

I already saw it but thanks! :wink:
Now i dont know if i should go with the middle MB P 15" high ress matte screen or the top end MB P 15" ?!?! :x

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Postby Tomis » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:10 pm

I chose the highest mbp. If I could do it again I would get the cheapest 15" with hi def matte screen option.

With the new release, even the cheapest 15" has the two graphics cards and the new i5 processor that is so fast.
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Postby agun » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:48 pm

Matte.

Less reflections=better. Much much better.
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Postby thelostswede » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:36 am

This might be an interesting read for those trying to decide between a glossy or matte screen http://www.anandtech.com/show/3669/appl ... valuated/5
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