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matte or glossy


pls57 e2
8 8 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 11:44AM
got to buy a new laptop computer .I would like to know which screen to have matte or glossy(matte screen is more money).It will used mostly for photographs,music and photoshop.

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
26 Aug 2011 12:08PM
I think its all down to personal preferences. My screens at home are Matte whilst the office screen here (non-graphics related btw) is glossy.
I do a VERY small amount of post-production here on the glossy screen but for me, I see no advantages of one over the other.
IanBurton 5 78 7 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 12:08PM
Hi,
I have a laptop with a 17" high res glossy screen and it serves it's purpose for viewing photos and uploading to the internet, however when I want to send images to print I process them on a colour calibrated monitor as you cannot get the colour accuracy with a laptop that you can with a good monitor plus I get too much reflection on the screen. Dell do a good range with decent high definition screens, Inspiron or XPS just don't get sucked into buying the add-ons, all you need is a good graphics card, memory and hard drive, money you save could go to an IPS monitor should you require colour accuracy.

Hope this is of use.

Ian.
pls57 e2
8 8 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 12:20PM
thanks for the advice probably buy one from pcspecialist
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
26 Aug 2011 12:21PM
All depends on the ambient light of where you'll be using it.....Glossy screens can reflect a lot of light, especially daylight, whereas a Matt screen tends not to be as bad. If it's a laptop, I'd recommend a matt screen......

Ade
pls57 e2
8 8 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 8:08PM
I have made my mind up,laptop with matte screen from pcspecialist.A good saving over Dell.Thanks for the advice

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