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Poll posted - New MacBook Pros and glossy screens
Authored by: imperialline on Oct 14, '08 07:02:09PM

Glossy screens for me. Having purchased and used a MacBook Pro 17" with a glossy screen for about a year, I would never buy a laptop with a matte screen again.



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Poll posted - New MacBook Pros and glossy screens
Authored by: encro on Oct 15, '08 02:01:20PM

I own a MBP 17 with a HD Glossy screen and agree with you 100%.
The newer screen contrast ratio and brightness make the glossy screen a non-issue.

I think dal20402 put it best on Ars Technica:
"I'm just not sure why *everyone* is convinced that matte is better for photo work. It's not.

If you're in an environment where color is critical, you don't want to have glaring lights no matter what type of display you have.

Realistically, though, you'll always have lights in your room. With a matte display, you will get some glare from the lights, no matter where they are. With a glossy display, you can move the display such that the glare from the lights is virtually eliminated. Once positioned right, the glossy gives you more accurate color.

Further, the glossy is sharper. The antiglare coating on a matte display diffuses pixel edges and causes what looks like pixel bleed. The glossy doesn't have that problem.

Finally, I often hear misguided souls complaining that the glossy is "oversaturated." So calibrate it, which you should be doing anyway if you're a pro. The glossy's expanded gamut is a plus, not a minus.

(Most of the glossy upset seems to surround the laptops... which is funny, because color accuracy on a TN display is impossible anyway, since the colors at the bottom and the top are inconsistent from any viewing angle...)"

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Steve



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