Glossy vs Matte discussion Tags: Flat Panel Monitors Peripherals Last response: February 3, 2013 10:46 PM in Computer Peripherals Share zach377 May 24, 2010 1:34:31 AM After some research on the subject I have read the following general opinions: Matte: Less potential for glare and reflections, however with less potential for contrast and color vibrancy. Glossy: Strong colors/contrast but smudges and glare are more noticeable. I'm gearing more towards glossy as of now because it seems to have more potential for a better image under the right conditions. Anyone else have additional wisdom to impart? More about : glossy matte discussion jaguarskx May 24, 2010 4:46:40 PM Glossy will give you that "color pop" you are probably looking for, however it's too reflective for my tastes. I definitely prefer matte since glare, smudges and dust are more noticeable. Plus, color saturation and vibrancy are not exaggerated. strangestranger May 24, 2010 6:19:05 PM Glossy screens must die!!!!!!! O.k an exagerration but I cannot stand them. For desktop it is not an issue but notebooks, I had a hell of a time finding one which was matte. Some would say the image is better and more vibrant but what is the point if you cannot see it for reflections? Related resources Glossy vs Matte for multiple monitor setup - Forum Matte vs Glossy screen - Forum Asus PB238Q (Matte) vs Acer H23HL (Glossy) - Forum Glossy Displays vs. Matte Displays - Forum Glossy vs. Matte - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer toawe February 3, 2013 10:04:43 PM Yeah but the glossy colors really are nicer. I love the colors on my gloss lap top screen ssddx February 3, 2013 10:46:30 PM there are actually three types of screen coatings not just two. -glossy -matte -antiglare while glossy makes colors seem more vibrant, the glare can be quite bad. so bad in fact that any non diffuse lighting can cause enough glare to be anywhere from irritating to painful. antiglare screens resolve this but often can often give the appearance of looking through sand which can make reading text harder possibly causing eye strain. matte screens have reduced glare but can still show reflected light from strong sources. colors are not as vibrant as glossy screens. there is no sand texture like antiglare screens. the best is definitely matte. colors are not as subdued as you would think. on glossy monitors colors can sometimes look too vibrant and the glare makes them annoying to use at times. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich display for laptop: 120hz 72% Matte NTSC or 60hz Glossy 90% NTSC *gaming* Forum Is this a glossy or matte..I have this monitor ..now want to buy dell S2340l or U2312..Confused between Glossy or matte screen Forum Matte or Glossy Macbook Pro Forum Matte or glossy Korean panel Forum Screen Type: Glossy or Matte Forum 22" glossy OR 24" Matte -- What is best for gaming Forum Apple Macbook Pro 15" Antiglare vs. Glossy screen Forum 24 inch vs 27 inch? + glossy monitors Forum Glossy vs Mattee screen????? Forum Matte vs ????? Forum Glossy vs. non-glare: WP from Eizo Forum SolvedMid Range Gaming, multi-tasking Rig. Advice, discussion on future proofing, value of ram and processor vs GPU Forum Known Facts: PC vs Console (NOT A FLAME WAR! Friendly discussion only) Forum Discussion: SoC vs CPU Forum Discussion - Ivy Bridge Vs. Haswell Budget Oriented Processors (Pentium/Celeron) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Computer Peripherals categories Printers CRT Monitors Flat Panel Monitors Digital Cameras Webcams Scanners Logitech !