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Old 09-20-2007, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am moving my photographic post production and printing to another level with a move from pc to mac…. Before anyone gets started on the ‘why would you do this’ or expressing your opinions, I have conducted my research very carefully and the choice is made.
My question has very little to do with final outcome of the image but more so with the visual comfort of the screen. On the macbook pro (this will most likely not be my screen for postproduction), but they offer two high resolution screens. Their normal, high resolution widescreen display and the HR Glossy display.
I will visit a mac store very soon but I was wondering if anyone here had a preference and why.
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I agree I have a 17" Imac G5 and when I visit the apple store and view my images on the newer Macs I'm in awe with the glossy screen.

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Re: Macbook pro options? and not a mac/pc discussion.
Old 09-20-2007, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Absolutely go with the glossy screen. It shows you a truer (is that a word?) image on the screen, and just gives you a nicer picture.
I agree. The glossy will give you a better image on screen.

As an aside, you might want to check out crucial.com to upgrade your RAM if you plan to do that. Apple will charge you about $700 to upgrade and crucial will charge about $360. I have used Crucial memory on my last 3 Mac laptops and on my iMac and have gotten great results. Crucial guarantees compatibility.

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Old 09-20-2007, 03:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys… I can’t wait to see
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IF your going to do any editing / photoshop go with the mat screen.

The glossy looks great, especially for watching video and browsing, but reflections will make editing more difficult. If your going to use another display for your editing and post production work then the glossy screen would be fine.

You'll love it I switched to the G5 a couple of years ago and just bought my wife the 15" Mac Book Pro 2.4.
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I had a matte PowerBook G4 before moving up to the MacBook Pro and glossy screen. The glossy is much nicer to look at and IMHO easier to calibrate and read. Some may still prefer the matte for bright light situations, but I'm not one of them.

Enjoy it. I have the 15" 2.4GHz Santa Rosa model and it rocks!
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I'm also looking at a MBP as well. I want the 17-inch model, but I am waiting for Apple to upgrade the screen to LED backlighting like they did with the 15-inch models. I'm also toying with them to see if I want to spring for that 1900X1200 resolution model as well. I agree - go 3rd party for the RAM upgrade.
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While the glossy screens are much nicer to look at, although they are NOT the best choice if you for color accuracy.

If you are planning on doing any Photoshop or color correction work with this monitor don't get the glossy.
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Right! Lots of good comments here. Glossy is the way to fly, and I ALWAYS max the memory. And now that Mac is dual core you can do Windows (if you must) and silence all the nattering nabobs of negativism.
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