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I'm purchasing a new MBP and can't decide on a glare v. non-glare screen. I do digital photography and love the clarity of my iMAC (glare) but the light does cause reflections at times.

Are there any photographers who can advise on the best approach (Glare v. non-glare).
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This one is completely personal preference.

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This one is completely personal preference.
Thanks...you are probably right. My concern is accuracy ( in terms of color, contrast, etc.). I want something that will look the same on screen as it will on paper ( or as close as possible)
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IMHO, you are far more likely to get better color on a regular screen rather than the anti-glare screen. The colors are more vivid and brighter and easier to correct and calibrate.

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IMHO, you are far more likely to get better color on a regular screen rather than the anti-glare screen. The colors are more vivid and brighter and easier to correct and calibrate.
Do you own a MAC (either Mac Pro, iMac or MacBook)? If so, which do you have in terns of the screeen?
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Do you own a MAC (either Mac Pro, iMac or MacBook)? If so, which do you have in terns of the screeen?
....do I own a Mac?

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Did you even bother to read my last response? Not sure what your question has anything to do with what I answered.

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....do I own a Mac?

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Did you even bother to read my last response? Not sure what your question has anything to do with what I answered.

BTW, it's Mac, not MAC and it's iMac, not iMAC, just a learning moment.
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truthfully, I am new to all this and Moderator v. member escaped me.

I'm not sure on what point you are kidding but it was important for me to know you have experience with both monitor types (in a Mac world).

Thanks for the input
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An the relevance is that Apple monitors differ from other monitors so the question was relevant
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Easy there. It was meant as a light-hearted contribution - nothing more. I have the anti-glare screen and love it. You would do well to spend some time at the Apple Store or Best Buy and decide which you prefer. I haven't gotten to the point where I want to calibrate my screen using Spyder 3 or something similar for printing yet - and if I do - I'm not sure I'd do it on the laptop anyway - I'd probably use a dual external monitor setup - which is what I have on my windows machine down in the basement that no longer gets any use. When the iMac refresh gets here - that machine will be mothballed.

You can read to your hearts content about the screens here Glossy vs Anti-glare and here Returning anti-glare and I'm sure plenty of threads elsewhere.
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Easy there. It was meant as a light-hearted contribution - nothing more. I have the anti-glare screen and love it. You would do well to spend some time at the Apple Store or Best Buy and decide which you prefer. I haven't gotten to the point where I want to calibrate my screen using Spyder 3 or something similar for printing yet - and if I do - I'm not sure I'd do it on the laptop anyway - I'd probably use a dual external monitor setup - which is what I have on my windows machine down in the basement that no longer gets any use. When the iMac refresh gets here - that machine will be mothballed.

You can read to your hearts content about the screens here Glossy vs Anti-glare and here Returning anti-glare and I'm sure plenty of threads elsewhere.
I don't get excited...just tend to be a bit "factual" at times which can come across that way...sorry!

If you own an Anti-Glare and love it, why the previous comment about glossy screens?
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If you own an Anti-Glare and love it, why the previous comment about glossy screens?
I made no previous comment regarding glossy screens. If you take the time to read through the two threads I provided links for - you may find the information you're looking for.
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I made no previous comment regarding glossy screens. If you take the time to read through the two threads I provided links for - you may find the information you're looking for.
I am sorry I'm so confused (multitasking and shouldn't be). I check out the links you sent and there Seems to be a mix of opinions.

I appreciate your patience and understanding. I'm sorry for all the confusion.
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There is no way for anyone to tell you which to choose, that's the point that seems to be escaping you.

This is a choice based 100% on personal preference, neither is fundamentally better than the other, it just depends on which you prefer.

Go look at both and decide which you like better.

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I just got my 15"MBP and was facing the same question before
when I was in apple store i compared them side by side
I feel that the colour on the anti-glare screen is a bit dimmer than the normal one
(also I prefer black screen frame instead of silver)
could be my own opinion but i think your best bet is to go to an apple store and see which one you like
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