quickandeasy saidMy brothers got one with the matte screen and he says he prefers it. I work on the 27” display at work and I can see reflections all over it.
I must admit, I’ve never seen anyone use an MBP without the glossy screen, and when I work in my garden (granted, that’s only in summer) the screen tends to be bright enough to block out any glare/reflections… Well, in my case anyway
I considered the matte but you lose the lovely glossy black border around your screen, plus I hear the matte doesn’t offer as good of colours.
I’m buying a MBP 17 ” when the new ones come out, along with an Apple Cinema Display.
I just bought a MBP 13 ’’ i5 w/ an extra 4GB SDRAM chip and I will sell my 2009 iMac to get a Thunderbolt Display. Sure, is not cheap, but I can think of a better monitor for a MacBook Pro.
I’d hold out a bit seeing as how CES is next week and there’s surely going to be a ton of new monitors/equipment announced.
I was planning on a getting an Apple Cinema Display, but going with a Mini-DP instead of the Thunderbolt, since there are converters available that let you use a Windows PC with the Mini-DP version. I was hoping to use it as my main display for my PC and a secondary for my MBP .
But I was holding off to find a refurb for less, until I read about Samsung’s 9 series which is slated for a March release. Aside from the high-gloss display it has everything I want in the Cinema display plus a lot more, including MHL . It’s more expensive, but it does seem like it brings a lot to the table.