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cannot upgrade
Authored by: 4miler on Sep 29, '08 05:19:34PM
I cannot consider upgrading my white iMac with matte screen, because the current iMacs only have glossy screens.

Polls online show that around 40-50% of people prefer matte screens.

Do these google searches:

"refuse to buy" glossy imac
"will not buy" glossy imac
"cannot buy" glossy imac
"cannot stand glossy" imac
"will not get" glossy imac
"won't buy" glossy imac

"hate glossy" imac
"glossy sucks" imac
"do not like glossy" imac
"dislike glossy" imac
"detest glossy" imac
"cannot use a glossy" imac
angry glossy imac
shit glossy imac
"glossy crap" matte imac
"cannot stand glossy" matte imac

"I prefer matte" imac
"I like matte" imac
"bring back matte" imac
"I need matte" imac
glossy matte livid imac
"eyes start to hurt" glossy matte imac
"eyes hurt" glossy matte imac
"get a headache" glossy matte imac

I am not a pro graphics user, and so the loss of the matte screen will not push me up to the MacPro. I am style conscious, and don't want this whopping big PC-like MacPro box. So I am forced down to the Mac Mini.

I stare at a screen for around 16 hours a day, mostly word processing and email, so even though the gloss screen looks cool, pop and snazzy, I cannot buy one.

I was forced to buy the best run-out matte screen imac there was, and cannot upgrade annually, even though I could do so for tax purposes. I will not buy a gloss screen.

I am willing to pay a premium for a matte screen, if that is what it takes.

The following poll is from

What type of screen do you prefer on the MacBook (Glossy or Matte)
Glossy 32.31 % (10007)
Matte 44.04 % (13639)
Don't Know 23.65 % (7324)
Total votes: 30970

86% preferred matte. according to this Ars Technica article:

Sure, many people like gloss screens because of its pop colors, but there are many who like matte. Please give us the choice.

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