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I'm going glossy
Authored by: Felix on Oct 19, '08 10:59:30AM

I've spent quite a bit of time studying both screens under varying light conditions over the past several months and finally came to the conclusion that my next laptop purchase will be a glossy screen.

Now I'm just waiting for the 17" MBP to be updated with the new 15" features. As soon as it is, I'll be ordering one.

To say that you'll not buy a Mac just because they only come with a glossy screen is silliness...unless you really plan on switching platforms. You might miss one or two upgrade cycles with that attitude but then you'll have to fish or cut bait. Because a glossy screen is perfectly usable by anyone who isn't a graphics designer doing prepress work. And those folks will likely be using a specialized display anyway.

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I'm going glossy
Authored by: robg on Oct 20, '08 08:14:03PM

Well, believe it or not, I simply won't buy another Mac laptop until there's a non-glossy screen option in the 15" size. (I am not going to carry a gargantuan laptop just for the matte screen.)

In practice, what that means is that I will use my current MacBook Pro as long as practical -- which I think may be something in excess of five years. Hopefully by then, a non-glossy regime will have restored a matte screen option to the MacBook Pro line.

But until they do, yes, I have purchased my last Apple laptop. If, indeed, five years pass and there are no matte Apple options, I'll more than likely (assuming it's still possible) buy a PC laptop with a matte screen and install OS X on it via osx86.


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