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Macbook Pro 15.4 Matte Screen or Macbook Glossy

 
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Oct 11, 2011 08:45 |  #1

Hi there,
I wonder which computer to buy. I wonder which model better for photography ?
Both are 2.0 Ghz
Macbook 13 led glossy screen, other is 15.4 matte.
I will use it for photography...


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Oct 11, 2011 09:21 |  #2

I have the glossy, and really like it, but to be honest the matte would suit me better currently. It depends how much control you have over your lighting setup.


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Oct 11, 2011 10:11 as a reply to  @ mattyb240's post |  #3

I went and looked at the mbp 17's matte and glossy side by side to compare to my dell xps 17 display and was amazed on how much more "vibrant" the glossy screen was than the matte.

Having said that, if I bought one I would buy the matte even though it seems subdued when compared directly. Seems like the rendering would be more accurate to the actual file.

Both were great looking displays.




  
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Oct 17, 2011 14:51 |  #4

We got glossy. Works fine in the bars it gets used in after a day of shooting. It's a personal choice, if you can get to an Apple store you can check them out side by side - in a very well lit setting. Get the bigger screen if you can afford it.




  
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Oct 18, 2011 23:40 |  #5

Always go with a Macbook Pro over a Macbook if you care about the display. Apple used the same crappy panels in the Macbooks as everyone else does.




  
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Oct 19, 2011 00:00 |  #6

I love love love the matte. I'd never go back. It's the only reason I chose the 15" screen for my laptop rather than 13.


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Oct 20, 2011 19:49 |  #7

One more vote for the matte. Looking at my ugly face reflecting back at me in the glossy screen was more than I could bear!


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Oct 24, 2011 07:45 |  #8

Matte's good but glossy makes presentation easier.

Apple did a silent update. Changes are in bold text. :D

Early 2011

-17" 1920x1200 Display. 2.2Ghz Quad i7. 4GB RAM. 750GB HD. AMD 6750M 1GB. $2499
-15" 1440x900 (1680 option) Display. 2.2GHz Quad i7. 750GB HD. AMD 6750M 1GB. $2199.
-15" 1440x900 (1680 option) Display. 2.0GHz Quad i7. 4GB RAM. 500GB HD. AMD 6490M 256MB. $1799
-13" 1280x800 Display. 2.7GHz Dual i7. 4GB RAM. 500GB HD. Intel HD Graphics. $1499
-13" 1280x800 Display. 2.3GHz Dual i5. 4GB RAM. 320GB HD. Intel HD Graphics. $1199

Late 2011

-17" 1920x1200 Display. 2.4Ghz Quad i7. 4GB RAM. 750GB HD. AMD 6770M 1GB. $2499
-15" 1440x900 (1680 option) Display. 2.4GHz Quad i7. 750GB HD. AMD 6770M 1GB. $2199.
-15" 1440x900 (1680 option) Display. 2.2GHz Quad i7. 4GB RAM. 500GB HD. AMD 6750M 512MB. $1799
-13" 1280x800 Display. 2.8GHz Dual i7. 4GB RAM. 750GB HD. Intel HD Graphics. $1499
-13" 1280x800 Display. 2.4GHz Dual i5. 4GB RAM. 500GB HD. Intel HD Graphics. $1199


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