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Apple Adds Matte Screen Option For Certain MacBook Pro Models

Laptop Screens: Do You Like Matte or Glossy?

There was quite a moan when Apple introduced its new MacBook Pros last October — not over the lack of Blu-ray support or the price, but over the screen: new MBPs were presented with the glossy screen.

The missing alternative was the matte screen, which also happens to be antiglare, which the glossy glass LCD screen is not. For those who missed the matte, your agony is over, since Apple has added it back as an option for some of the Pros, depending on the size (albeit for an extra $50).

Whether you like matte or glossy usually comes down to what you're doing with your computer, and aesthetics — while I prefer the slick look of the glass (even the controversial corner-to-corner design), the matte screen does seem to be easier on the eyes.

What do you prefer?

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lilD84 lilD84 7 years
I really don't like the glossy screen -_-
Frenched Frenched 7 years
My sister has the glossy kind and I'm always squinting trying to read things. I much more prefer to read the matte kind of screen even though it may look less fancy.
blossommac blossommac 7 years
i haved to looking for the spec of my macbook 2.4 ghz i have glossy screen and i didnt knewn lol so i will go with with glossy because i dont remember using a matte screen before and i like my screen right now
blossommac blossommac 7 years
so i didn't undestand... apple will charge you if you want a glossy screen or a matte screen??
Akasha Akasha 7 years
As a photographer, I need the glossy screen to edit pictures, and was excited when it became an option on the Mac Book Pros. Even though I prefer the glossy, I think it sucks that what was once a free choice is now something the feel the need to charge for.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I can tolerate glossy if I have too. But I like matte usually.
gigly_grl gigly_grl 7 years
OMIGOD!!! SO HAPPY APPLE CAME TO IT'S SENSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
witchbaby witchbaby 7 years
I think the colors look alot better in glossy, but the matte is way easier on my eyes.
mek123 mek123 7 years
I like matte because of the glare factor but glossy does look cool.
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 7 years
anything that eases my eyes is a plus for me. it's crap they charge extra for it. that's why i'm a pc girl ;)
iheartzombie iheartzombie 7 years
ooops, i meant "i wouldn't mind getting matte"
glam-sugar glam-sugar 7 years
I prefer matte
LOVErickii LOVErickii 7 years
when i first got the new gen mbp I counted the glossy screen as a con but I've grown to like it, the colours seem more vivd on a glossy screen but that's just me...
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
Matte, definitely. The glossy has way too much glare, and is kind of annoying to look at. I guess in a dark room it's okay...but you're not always in a dark space.
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