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Screen Type: Glossy or Matte

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September 5, 2011 10:53:38 AM

I was just wondering what screen people would get if you was doing 3D Modelling, animation, coding and maybe a little web/graphics design. I hear a lot of people prefer Matte but I've not been able to go see one anywhere.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

Many thanks,

a b D Laptop
September 5, 2011 12:21:24 PM


Lenovo has matte as option
September 5, 2011 12:29:33 PM

I'm going to get an Optimus II from PC Specialists. But I'm not sure if I should spend an extra £89 on a matte screen. I've not really had the two screen types sat next to each other.
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a b D Laptop
September 5, 2011 12:34:29 PM

I have used both screen, the difference is not too much indoor, unless there is a light source on the side the screen is facing. If it is just a lamp, then you can move it or sit at other place, so not much of a problem indoor. But it is a big improvement to have matte outdoor. If you don't use it outdoor, there is no need to pay more.
September 5, 2011 1:10:32 PM

Okay, thanks for your replies. Just one more quick question. I see that people say the vibrancy of the colours are better on a glossy screen, are they much better? or just noticeable?

Again, thanks for your replies.
September 5, 2011 2:37:56 PM

i use both and they are not much differ
but for me, glossy screen appears to be more colourful than matted one.
a b D Laptop
September 5, 2011 8:03:08 PM

Yes, glossy is more vibrant but not too much. The matte color is by no mean dull.
September 5, 2011 11:57:03 PM

Awesome, thanks for your replies. I think I may go with Matte as long as I can afford it. You've been a great help. Thanks again!
a b D Laptop
September 6, 2011 12:40:47 AM

Why would anybody want reflections from your screen? Even glossy frames bug me.
a c 466 D Laptop
September 6, 2011 2:43:35 AM

ram1009 said:
Why would anybody want reflections from your screen? Even glossy frames bug me.

Saves you a little bit of money since you don't need to buy a mirror. :) 
September 8, 2011 3:44:20 PM

Is there a matte screen overlay skin beind made?