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Glossy Screen Yes or No

 
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Jan 28, 2013 21:35 |  #1

What manufacturers offer a glossy screen?

Are they better than matte screens?




  
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Jan 28, 2013 22:09 |  #2

Pretty much any manufacture makes glossy screens and matte screens. I like matte screens better but everyone has they own preference.


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Jan 29, 2013 00:26 |  #3

Glossy is easier to clean imho but they produce more glare.




  
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Jan 29, 2013 00:29 |  #4

Matte. The reflectiveness of glossy screens annoys me to no end when trying to edit images.


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Jan 29, 2013 00:42 |  #5

Glossy is nice but ONLY if you use it in a carefully controlled environment with no possibility of lights reflecting off the screen. In the real world, matte is better.




  
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Jan 29, 2013 10:43 |  #6

I STRONGLY dislike glossy screens..... but it's a preference thing.


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Jan 31, 2013 01:07 |  #7

This is one of those things you have to look at in person. Head over to a store that carries computers and you will be able to find examples of each.


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Jan 31, 2013 17:04 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #8

Matte screens work best for photography and design work. I find they calibrate better and are much easier on the eyes. No comparison in my opinion and I have had both.


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Feb 12, 2013 06:42 |  #9

butterfly2937 wrote in post #15557360 (external link)
Matte screens work best for photography and design work. I find they calibrate better and are much easier on the eyes. No comparison in my opinion and I have had both.

This.

The glare on glossy can be a complete nightmare unless you can arrange for no reflected light source.


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Feb 14, 2013 22:13 |  #10

I'd never buy a monitor with a glossy screen.


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Feb 15, 2013 20:17 |  #11

+1
Nor would I.

Bob_A wrote in post #15611668 (external link)
I'd never buy a monitor with a glossy screen.


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Apr 11, 2013 07:28 |  #12

The important issue with glossy is that images appear more contrasty, so when you view them on a matt screen they look flat.


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Apr 11, 2013 13:27 |  #13

The thing is- there are plenty of monitors now which are in between full matte and full gloss. Dell's new U2713 (HM as well as H) have what I personally think is the best compromise between the two. So you should really look in person at various monitors and decide which one is the best for you.


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Apr 12, 2013 19:14 |  #14

It is definitely a preference thing. I am highly perceptive to the anti-glare coating on most matte screens. The 3D sparkly effect drives me absolutely nuts. I recently tried and abandoned almost immediately a Dell U2711 monitor. An excellent monitor no doubt. But the excessively heavy antiglare was completely unacceptable to me.

I therefore prefer glossy screens. Yes they are reflective, but I have a work environment where I completely control the lighting and so I hardly notice any reflections.


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Apr 13, 2013 10:10 |  #15

I prefer glossy. Yes they can be a pain... dust, finger prints, glare... but I love the nicer smoothness, contrast, depth. I have mine with a window directly behind it so I get little glare, and even then its only visible on dark areas. To each his own, like so many other things. :)


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