Glossy or Matte?

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  1. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    The age old question, which do you prefer and why?
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    of what? paint? casing? screen?
     
  3. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Screen. Glossy screen, or Matte screen for the MacBook Pro.
     
  4. melon

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    I've heard a few horror stories regarding glossy screens, so I'm going to stick to the matte for my upcoming MacBook Pro purchase.

    Melon
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Unfortunately, not had the chance to use a glossy screen yet, though from what I've read, it seems to all come down to personal opinion, and how each user utilises their machine.
     
  6. Geffy

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    Personally I really dig the glossy screen of my MacBook. Its much much better for movies and such
     
  7. Perris Calderon

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    I like the glossy screen better then the mat

    I am just afraid to clean it
     
  8. Geffy

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    I clean my glossy screen with eyeglass wipes :D
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Same here. I've been meaning to buy some iClear polish and a soft cloth for a while now.

    I don't have a strong preference, but I do like the glossy screen on my MacBook. The only place it's a problem is outside in the glaring sun -- but I don't often use mine in that setting.
     
  10. X-Istence

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    Did not have the glossy at the Mac store, so instead I got the matte. I am really happy with my new laptop :D
     
  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Congratulations! So what did you get, exactly?
     
  12. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I think the colours are much richer on glossy screens, but u get more light reflected off it compared to matte screens.
     
  13. X-Istence

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    Apple MacBook Pro 2.33 Ghz, 2 GB ram, 120 GB HD, ATI x1600, Core 2 Duo off course :p.

    Yeah :D
     
  14. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    I do like the colors a tad more on glossy screens but the amount of light it reflects just makes it annoying to me.

    I ended up going with the matte for my macbook pro and like it. I always look around the room when my professor is ranting incoherently and notice everyone else uses a glossy screen on their PC / Mac. All the lights from the room reflect off of the screen as well as their face / everyone behind them.