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RE[2]: Comment by zizban
by Neolander on Wed 15th Jun 2011 05:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by zizban"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

I might be wrong but I think Apple is one of the few manufacturers that offer such an option.

Well, I've checked online and although there's indeed something, it's not exactly as if they offered matte screens to everyone asking and paying the price...

1/It's not available for 12" and 13" macbooks and macbook pros, only for MBP 15" and up. At least online. So you must like big laptops (I do, some don't) and be ready to spend at least $1800 + the $150 extra + the price of a Windows licence if you need it.
2/It's not a matte screen but an antiglare-coated shiny screen. If it's the same sort of coating that they use for glasses, it means that you still get nasty specular reflections, but they're slightly less strong and, perhaps most visible, have a different color (blue-ish or green-ish depending on the coating). So it could be better, but really not up to the lost quality standards of a matte screen, with their non-distracting and weak diffuse reflections.

Cf wikipedia for an example of glasses AR coating that's pretty much as effective as what I've seen in store :
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Anti-reflective_...

Seems that people who want matte screen will still have to buy specific models... Or maybe go Lenovo, as they seem to still offer matte screens on most of their products.

Edited 2011-06-15 06:10 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by zizban
by MattPie on Wed 15th Jun 2011 18:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by zizban"
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2006-04-18

Seems that people who want matte screen will still have to buy specific models... Or maybe go Lenovo, as they seem to still offer matte screens on most of their products.


Most business-aimed laptops have matte screens. My current Dell Latitude and the previous HP EliteBook work machines both had them.

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