UX31A Matte IPS

Are there any available? I am looking for a new laptop for school and many of my classes have bright and obnoxious lights. I really like the 1080p IPS panels that come on the UX31A but I'm not a fan of the high gloss.
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  1. Sometimes you can't get everything you want in a laptop... make that most of the time...

    I am not a fan of glossy screens either so when I bought my Lenovo IdeaPad Y470 with a glossy screen I also bought an anti-glare screen protector made by Green Onions. It does the job, but it is not 100% perfect. For example, the 14" anti-glare screen does not fully cover the laptop's LCD screen a small part of the screen is at the bottom is not covered by the protector; about 1/16th of an inch. Not a big deal it is barely noticeable.

    The biggest issue is the actual placement of the screen protector on the screen itself. Especially if you are in a dusty environment. Even completely wiping my laptop screen and the areas around it, and immediately applying the screen protector I get dust. I guess my Y470 is a dust magnet 'cause I even recently wiped the laptop including the screen, then stepped away for not even a minute. What do i see on my laptop when I get back? A few specks of dust. Dust will cause air bubbles.

    Below is a link for a generic 13.3" size Green Onions anti-glare screen protector. The main complaint in the reviews is that it makes the screen look a little grainy and a slightly blurry (slightly). This is in fact by design. The purpose is to diffuse the light reflected back at you so that there is no glare. If it were a completely transparent sheet of plastic without that "grainy" effect, then you will get glare.


    The Green Onions anti-glare screen protect is not a perfect solution, but if you found a laptop that has everything you want but dislike the glossy screen, then it is a possible solution. Generally speaking, most laptops with matte screens are business laptops like the Lenovo ThinkPads (the T series is the best) or Dell's Latitude laptops.
  2. Here's an installation tutorial since the written instructions are not very easy to understand. Or it may just be me....

  3. OK. Thanks for the suggestion. I could have sworn there was a model that didn't have the gloss so I was hoping someone here knew about it.
  4. Not to the best of my knowledge... if I come across it I'll reply back.
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