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    What is the real difference?

    Choose the glossy widescreen display to make your graphics, photos, and videos appear with richer color and deeper blacks great for watching DVD movies. If you prefer a display with anti-glare coating for a matte rather than glossy viewing experience, choose the standard widescreen display.
    I will mainly be using it for web development and design. Will be ordering my mbp soon and don't know which type of display to go for!

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    I have the Glossy and love it... its just like.. shiny.. if your going to be using this out doors or in bright areas, it might be bess just to get the anti-glare matte display
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    If you are doing any type of design, I highly suggest going with the matte display. When you are doing design you have to rely on what the screen shows, and the matte display would be the best for that.

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    Yeh reckon I will got with Matte - just wanted to check out that I wouldn't be missing out on anything

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    It really depends on where and what you're using it for. I have the glossy screen on one of my Compaq laptops and I love and hate it. When you're inside, it's extremely bright and the colors are amazing, but when you're outside you can't see to save your life. I like being outside a lot at school, so I kick myself for going with the glossy Brightview screen. It's great if you like to watch a lot of movies or look at a lot of images/photo design, but it's terrible for outside/car use.

    You also have to keep in mind that as PunkRockTuba mentioned above, if you're designing a lot of graphics and stuff those pretty colors aren't going to look the same way to everyone that views them. I know in my office (I'm an IT) the people that work with our marketing stuff hated upgrading to LCDs because what they saw on their LCD screen was totally different once they saw it on a CRT. Getting a glossy LCD screen will only make this issue even worse.
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    glossy is just prettier to me....but the above comments about your design work are very true. The colors just "pop" more on the glossy...which may or may not be a good thing in your case.

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    So if you go outside with a matte display will you see it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjacob
    So if you go outside with a matte display will you see it?
    I just read the thread and it seems if you want to use the MBP outside then the matte is best.

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    But even with a Matte display, it is still very difficult to read the screen in direct sunlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam
    What is the real difference?



    I will mainly be using it for web development and design. Will be ordering my mbp soon and don't know which type of display to go for!

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    I'd really recommend trying to view the different screens in person as well to see which you prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb
    I'd really recommend trying to view the different screens in person as well to see which you prefer.
    The glossy screen yields a beautiful picture provided there are no bright lights in the vicinity. It's virtually impossible to hide light fixture reflection. Most use their laptop with the screen tilted away from them by as much as 45 degrees. The screen will reflect any shiny onject or light source. You may see yourself reflected back as well!

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    I would go with traditional matte lcd. Yes, glossy is renders amzing colors but you sacrifice flexibility as far a locations and settings you can use it comfortably. I love matte, they better never make glossy the standard or I will not be happy.

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    i dont have much trouble reading my glossy outdoors....

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    Is there something that you can put on the screen that can prevent glare?

    I remember seeing recently an advertisement for a little cover that you just stick to your screen so the person next to you can't see what you are doing on your computer (ie Airplane). It looked like it just stayed on with static electricity but I am not positive.

    Does anyone know what I am talking about?

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    i have seen that as well....it does make sense that it would cut down on glare....does anyone have this?

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