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Screens - matte or glossy?
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Do you like your Macs with a matte or a glossy screen?
Matte
78%
 78%  [ 29 ]
Glossy
21%
 21%  [ 8 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Screens - matte or glossy? Reply with quote

I'm really surprised by the way that Apple have rolled the glossy screens out across the board, when so many people on this site have expressed serious reservations. So I was curious about how much of a deal-breaker this was. If you were given the choice when buying a MacBook or an iMac, which screen would you insist upon?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glossy screen is a deal breaker for me. Luckily I don't have to worry about the screen of a mac mini. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never used a glossy screen so I'll reserve my vote until I do.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: woo Reply with quote

Only one going for glossy here? Oh well, I like glossy since when side by side with a matte I can see a difference but other wise not to obvious, but glossy has never really been a deal breaker since I rarely use a computer outside and use laptops more for a in car or on vacation thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matte/Gore 08! Smile

I'm not a fan of glossy screens. There is just something about them that doesn't agree with my eyes. And I'm talking beyond the glare.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glossy is great. I would prefer it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a glossy screen on my MBP and I love it, but it is really a matter of choice or taste when it comes to the two screen choices.

I will admit that the glossy screens can be annoying when you're in the sunlight but it hasn't proven a problem for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matte!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sat outside next to two of my friends a while ago, one with matte, one with glossy, and you could barely see anything on the glossy screen.

Indoors, however, the thing is gorgeous, though that doesn't help me, as I like to take my laptop outside quite a bit, and it's hard to hide from sunshine in SoCal.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matte screens are my personal preference. I like the way colors and blacks looks on glossy displays, but I can't stand the reflections.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a glossy screen iMac and whilst the colours look bold and bright compared to a matte screen, the reflections are a big issue.

I have sort of got used to the reflections now, and the reflection issue isn't a deal breaker for me because the room I use the iMac in is quite dull, but given the choice I would change to a Matte screen.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I would say glossy, because my desk is situated where it doesn't get much glare (if any at all), but if I was buying a laptop, I would say matte, as I tend to use laptops outside a lot.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matte displays.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laptop matte. Desktop, possibly glossy.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer matte screens.
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