Many Macbook Pro users often get confused on whether to go for the shiny Glossy or the high contrast matte screens. Both type of screens have their advantages and disadvantages. Many people adore the matte display while a lot of prefer glossy ones. I love matte but glossy displays do not bother me much as I use my computers indoors most of the time. Anyway, here is the comparison between the both:
In Matte display, the color quality is superior than the glossy screens. If your work requires accurate color reproduction, matte should be your choice. Example: Whites are ‘white’, not light pink or light yellow. However, the viewing angle is much more bad. Same is the story in vertical viewing. The screen develops a green cast (seen from bottom) to magenta cast (seen from up high).
Matte screens are great for outdoor use. So, if you are planning to use Macbook Pro in broad daylight, this is the display to get. That said, a lot of my friends have been complaining about the slight milky cast that develops when the screen is viewing in direct sunlight. I am yet to experience this though.
Now, let us talk about glossy screens. In these blacks are richer. So, if you watch a lot of media, this is the one to get as the colors really pop out. The obvious disadvantage is the glare and MBP notebooks are known to have super high glossy displays. The contrast is very high on these machines. In fact, it is so high that it (sometimes) kills the details in the highlights.
So, which one to get?
If your life revolves around games, media and so on, you should get a glossy display to do justice to the colors.
If you want accurate color reproduction or / and hate the glare, get a Macbook Pro with matte / antiglare display.related queries: macbook pro retina vs macbook pro matte