MacBook Pro - Glossy or Anti-Glare

Discussion in 'Mac & OS X' started by Screamworks, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Screamworks

    Screamworks Member

    Jan 2, 2009
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    Hi guys, I've heard a lot of discussion (on both this site and others) about the Glossy MacBook Pro screen VS the Anti-Glare screen, and really, none seem to come to a definative conclusion, (which makes me wonder for what hope this thread has ) so I was wondering, which one would be a wiser choice?

    I like the glossy screens a fair bit, and won't be using my MBP outsite a lot, but if the glare issues are anywhere near as bad as I've heard, I think that I should be shot for even considering buying one.

    On the other hand, I've also heard as to how bad the anti-glare screens look in terms of colour (excuse my Australian spelling of colour/color) quality, vibrancy, crispness, etc. - And this would also be a major killer for me too. (I mean, at least with the glossy, I can move somewhere were it's less bright)

    I'm going down to an Apple store (not very widespread in my state) on either the 25th or 26th of June, and will compare them myself too, but this doesn't really illustrate how they'll look out in daily life (school, home, etc.)

    So to anyone who has some experience with both screen versions of the current MacBook Pros, could you help me out here?

    Thanks so much guys


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  2. Jimboo

    Jimboo Member

    Jun 9, 2010
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    i jus got my glossy macbook pro today(15 inch) and its just fine

    the glare isnt bad at all, and its extra protection for the screen itself

    better to break protective glass and just buy new glass for $100 then break the screen and buy a new laptop

    but yea, in short, go glossy, if u wanted to, u culd by a screen shade for like 10 bucks
  3. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2008
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    If you have that mindset where you need something to look good (I kind of do), you may want to know that the glossy screen, is the screen with the black border, but the anti-glare doesn't have that beautiful border. Most people probably knew this, but I didn't. And when I found out, it really helped me decide which to choose

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