Originally Posted by hmm
Almost no one is that nitpicky. I keep my work area like a cave, and even then the current glossy displays would reflect from their own light alone. A non-textured anti reflective screen treatment would be great. The one I'm looking at right now is an old NEC 2190. The coating isn't highly reflective, but you do see some diffused reflections if light hits it. It's not really an issue though.
It's a typically light pva/mva coating, the best so far compromise in terms of graininess and reflections.
Originally Posted by hill60
Doesn't matte/anti glare affect sharp, accurate colour reproduction?
Which is why it isn't used on current Macs.
It's a trade off.
Well apple could have just used a semi gloss screen, as is indeed the imac's screen under the glass, since extra glass doesn't ADD anything in terms of colour reproduction, and many colour/photography professionals claim it detracts due to the glare it creates. In apple's case the glass is there solely because glass and aluminum look expensive and vintage, not because glass offers any advantage in terms of colour reproduction or sharpness over a light semi gloss coating.
Since they are sticking to glass the best option to me would be very low reflectivity glass fused to the screen underneath as with the current iphone.
I also wish at some point they rethought the imacs ergonomics, g3 was so advanced in terms of these, and from g4 onwards, as striking as the imac looked as an all in one with the computer internals behind the screen, ergonomics have suffered. Surely Ive and his team can come up with a design that's both elegant and allows for optimal ergonomic use (if they can't, who cans?). Computer displays are supposed to be height adjustable so people don't strain and fatigue their eyes and necks. Unfortunately I don't think we 'll be seeing an imac with g3 ergonomics any time soon...unless apple surprise us. What a welcome surprise that would be.