“Are bright, high-gloss notebook screens harder on your eyes than conventional, matte-finish notebook LCDs? …The new generation of bright, glossy notebook screens began appearing in 2003. Compared to traditional anti-glare, matte-finish LCD screens, high-gloss screens have a higher contrast ratio. They’re noticeably brighter and produce crisper, more vibrant images. And they can be more easily viewed from the sides,” James A. Martin writes for PC World.
“Today, bright, high-gloss screens are found on notebooks from Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Toshiba, and others,” Martin reports. “But these screens certainly have their detractors. For example, Deborah Hovey of Fredericksburg, Virginia, writes that the ‘annoying reflection’ on her high-gloss screen is ‘painfully distracting.’ Deborah adds: ‘I’ve even been using my old laptop rather then breaking the new one (with the high-gloss screen) out!’ Deborah’s e-mail was similar to others I’ve received from readers complaining about the glare and reflection.”
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MacDailyNews Take: MacBook and MacBook Pro glossy screen owners, do you think the screens are harder on your eyes? Are they more or less annoying than experiences you may have had with matte anti-glare screens?
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